In the past two years our Northwest location, Ride Ataxia Portland, has been very successful with strong participation and fundraising - over $115,000 raised for Friedreich's ataxia (FA) research! Portland has also shown us huge support from partners such as University of Portland, Oregon Disability Sports, Incight, and Sauvie Island Academy.
We are constantly seeking opportunities to grow the ride and raise more awareness and research funds. During the past year we have come upon the opportunity for potential ride growth by moving the Northwest location to Seattle. It was a challenging decision to move the ride--- one that we wrestled with for over a year. We will hold Ride Ataxia Seattle on August 3, 2014 in an effort to grow in ridership, fundraisers and sponsors.
Registration for Ride Ataxia Seattle is now open and we invite you to check it out at rideataxia.org/seattle, register, and come ride with us as we continue the push toward a treatment and cure for Friedreich's ataxia (FA).
Ride Ataxia Seattle will take place at the beautiful and spacious Marymoor Park in Redmond, WA.
The ride will feature 4 different routes to span the spectrum of abilities:
- 5 mile route - Beginner. Flat. Samammish River Trail. Map: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4047684
- 10 mile route: Beginner. Flat. Samammish River Trail. Map: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4047674
- 22 mile route: Intermediate. Some Climbing. Varried Traffic Conditions. Map: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4047624
- 53 mile route: Experienced cyclists only. Significant Climbing. Varied Traffic Conditions. Map: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4047641
All routes will feature beautiful Northwest views, fully stocked rest stops and strong SAG support.
The post-ride festivities will feature delicious food from Outback Steakhouse, and drinks from Coca-Cola, Samuel Adams, and Chateau Ste Michelle.
You can find all the details at rideataxia.org/seattle. See you there!