Seattle—Kyle Bryant and a team of 65 cyclists will arrive at the Doubletree Hotel Seattle Airport Thursday, March 19 at 2pm completing a 200 mile cycling journey to draw attention and raise research funds for the rare neuromuscular disorder Friedreich’s ataxia with which Bryant and other teammates, including Seattle native Sam Bridgman, are affected. Bridgman is a senior at Nathan Hale High School, works for the Seattle Mariners and will be cycling this year with his family and three of his close friends.

Bryant stated, “In 2009 Ride Ataxia looks forward t o continued success raising awareness, collaboratively funding research, and em powering ataxians and others to seek their fitness goals and have fun doing it.” The riders began their journey March 16 on the Oregon Health and Science University Campus in Port land. Bryant and the Ride Ataxia team will conclude the journey at the National Ataxia Foundation’s 52nd Annual Membership Meeting.

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