Make an Impact With rideATAXIA

rideATAXIA is a way for people to take action. Whether you're an experienced cyclist or simply someone who wants to make a difference, rideATAXIA offers people of all abilities a way to join the effort to raise funds for FA research.

From all corners of the world, people gather to rideATAXIA events for friendship, camaraderie, and the opportunity to engage new communities. Each ride features:

  • Multiple route lengths to accommodate different levels of ability
  • Fully stocked rest stops
  • Strong SAG/mechanical support
  • Delicious post-ride food
rideATAXIA ride day event, Kyle Bryant in front on trike pumping fist in the air with crowd behind him.

Upcoming rideATAXIA Events

EVENT
| Sep 14 2024

rideATAXIA Hometown Twin Cities

rideATAXIA, Wakefield Park Community Building
EVENT
| Oct 6 2024

rideATAXIA Philly

Save the Date! Registration to open in June.

rideATAXIA, Montgomery County Community College
JOIN THE RIDE FROM ANYWHERE

Bring rideATAXIA to Your Hometown

We want you on the rideATAXIA team! If you can’t make it to a current signature location, consider creating your own event through rideATAXIA Hometown.

rideATAXIA Hometown offers teammates the opportunity to ride individually or host local events for their community as part of the rideATAXIA Program Series. There are several Hometown options to choose from based on your event and cycling experience.

Learn about rideATAXIA Hometown
JOIN THE RIDE FROM ANYWHERE

Bring rideATAXIA to Your Hometown

We want you on the rideATAXIA team! If you can’t make it to a current signature location, consider creating your own event through rideATAXIA Hometown.

rideATAXIA Hometown offers teammates the opportunity to ride individually or host local events for their community as part of the rideATAXIA Program Series. There are several Hometown options to choose from based on your event and cycling experience.

Learn about rideATAXIA Hometown

rideATAXIA's History

Initiated by Kyle Bryant in 2007, rideATAXIA has raised invaluable awareness for FA and over $10 million in support of FA research grants. Bryant’s inspiration spurs from his diagnosis at age 17 and the discovery that he could travel long distances under his own power on a recumbent tricycle. Fueled by the passion to do more for himself and the FA community, Bryant and his family completed a 2,500-mile bike ride from San Diego to Memphis to raise awareness and funds for FA research.

That was just the beginning of rideATAXIA. Now functioning as a program of the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA), rideATAXIA offers challenging and family-friendly bike rides. From all corners of the world, people gather to rideATAXIA events for friendship, camaraderie, and the opportunity to engage new communities, moving forward together towards treatments and a cure.

Three men posing on bikes

Ataxian Athlete Initiative

Part of the mission of rideATAXIA is to "EMPOWER Ataxians by inspiring, motivating and providing opportunities to develop physical and mental strength."

Since 2009, through the Ataxian Athlete Initiative (AAI), rideATAXIA has been facilitating the funding and purchase of adaptive cycling equipment for aspiring Ataxian Athletes so they may start their personal rideATAXIA adventure.

Learn more about the AAI
Person sitting on recumbent trike.
rideATAXIA Gold sponsors for 2024 — Amgen, Biogen Eventhelper.com, and Larimar.

rideATAXIA FAQs

Yes, if online registration is unavailable, you can pay day-of pricing and register in-person.

We can take credit cards, check and cash as registration payment or donation on ride day.

No, rideATAXIA events have many different registration options. In addition, to cycling options, there are also options to participate in a walk/roll route or come for lunch, engage with the FA community, and participate in post-ride celebrations.