Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Ride Ataxia Listed on Top 50 Walk/Bike/Run Events

Ride Ataxia was listed as one of the top 50 Walk/Bike/Run events by Travel Insights 100.  Check out the entire list here.

Travel Insights 100 is designed to be a forum where a diverse set of travel leaders can share their points of view. It is a platform for discussion, based on research, with thought leaders in travel & tourism around the world.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Amendment to the 2010 Ataxian Athlete Initiative

Please note that the following has been added to the Ataxian Athlete Initiative:

If you decide to purchase cycling equipment during the time you are filling out the application we will honor that purchase for use with the money you may receive from the grant.  However, there is no guarantee that you will receive the grant so be prepared to handle the cost if you are not chosen to receive funds.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

2010 Ataxian Athlete Initiative

March 10, 2010- Part of the mission of Ride Ataxia is to "EMPOWER Ataxians by inspiring, motivating and providing opportunities to develop physical and mental strength." Through the 2010 Ataxian Athlete Initiative, Ride Ataxia will fund the purchase of adaptive cycling equipment for aspiring Ataxian Athletes so they may start their personal Ride Ataxia Adventure.

The Ataxian Athlete Initiative (AAI) is brought to you by Ride Ataxia, a FARA Program. The 2010 AAI is funded by a Quality of Life grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. The funding from the Reeve Foundation will allow the AAI to provide multiple awards in 2010.

AAI is administered through a grant application process. Individuals must have been diagnosed with some form of ataxia to qualify. The AAI is available to Ataxians worldwide. A complete application must be submitted by July 1, 2010 to be considered for an AAI grant award.

As part of the application individuals will select the most appropriate adaptive cycling equipment to suit their abilities and aspirations. In addition, applicants are asked to submit both general and financial information as well as an essay summarizing their experience with Ataxia and their fitness goals.

All applications will go through a formal review and selection process. The applications will be reviewed by a panel of Disabled Athletes, Ataxians, and other representatives of the ataxia community. To find out more and for application instructions go to: Ataxian Athlete Initiative 2010.

Friday, March 05, 2010

NorCal Jersey

Check out the jersey design for Ride Ataxia Nor Cal!  You will earn a free jersey if you register for the ride and raise $500 or more.  Teams of 10 that raise $4,000 or more will receive one free jersey per rider.  Once you register you will be given instructions for how to set up your personal fundraising page which you can customize with a picture and a personal message.  All fundraising dollars will be used for research to find a cure for Friedreich's ataxia!

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Radio Blog

Hi everybody. I did a couple promotional gigs this week including a radio interview with a station here in Sacramento. The 20 minute clip will air this weekend but you can read a little bit here: Ride On