Starting Friday, July 20th, intrepid bikers will begin to wend their way from Boston to Greenwich, CT. They’ll cover 270 miles in three days, starting in Newton, just outside of Boston, passing through New York State, and ending on July 22nd, at the beach looking out to Long Island Sound. Urban AdvenTours’ own Jesse Gubb and Parker Musselman will be participating in the 2012 trek!
This is the ninth annual Tri-State Trek. Riders raise money to fund the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI). ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gherig’s Disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that slowly causes paralysis and, as of now, is fatal. The Tri-State Trek and its participants hope the research their donations fund will one day find a cure for this disease.
Urban AdvenTours will provide free delivery for the first 20 customers who rent bikes for the trek. Even if you’re not among the first 20, we’ll rent bikes at a 10% discount for all participants. We’ll also provide free bike inspections at our shop at 103 Atlantic Avenue in the North End. And if you’re shipping your bike, we’ll box and unbox it, labor that normally costs $150, for just $50!
The Tri-State Trek has grown famous for its “More Cowbell!” cheering campaign. Spectators, who can book dinners or rent hotels through the Tri-State Trek website (tst.als.net) to benefit the ALS TDI, get cowbells from Trek staff and ring them with vigor and enthusiasm as the cyclists speed by. Not only is ringing a bunch of cowbells an inspiring way to motivate the cyclists, it’s also a great, clamorous way to raise local awareness for a little-known disease. If you’re interested in breaking out your cowbells and watching some of the Trek, here’s a map of the route for you to peruse.
Urban AdvenTours hopes to see you along the way!