Ride Ataxia Dallas 2015 was on April 12 at the University of North Texas. The weather was absolutely perfect for the 500 cyclists. The amazing FA community raised over $140,000 for FA research! Together we will cure FA!
Every spring, I look forward to traveling down to Denton, TX for Ride Ataxia. I get to see friends and FAmily that I don't get to see very often. I was worried about the weather when I looked a week before the ride. There was a 70% chance of rain! The chance decreased as the week went on, but my family still packed our raincoats and umbrellas just in case!
The weather on the morning of the ride was great and the chance of rain was pushed back until the next day. Whew! At the ride, my friend Stephanie and I decided to volunteer as course marshals on the 6 mile route. We were supposed to point cyclists in the right direction and to warn cars turning into the campus about the ride. It was a lot of fun! We encouraged the riders and joked with them about being close to the finish line! Everyone was in a great mood and had the same goal in mind… CURE FA!!!
Outback prepared a yummy lunch after the ride and Kyle Bryant and a representative from Reata Pharmaceuticals gave an inspirational speech. With so many people on our side pushing for a cure for FA, I left the ride knowing it will be found.