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Mount Angel hosts Ride to Defeat ALS Saturday


The Ride to Defeat ALS, a one-day cycling event will be Saturday in and around Mount Angel.

The ride offers a Century Challenge (100 miles), 50 Mile Challenge, 25 Mile Challenge, Family Fun Ride (3 miles) and, new this year is the Metric Century Challenge (62 miles). Every participant can count on support from start to finish with crewed rest stops, SAG vehicles and the safety team. Upon completing the tour, riders are welcomed back by cheering crowds and finish line festivities that include entertainment, complimentary massages, a healthy lunch and exciting demos.

Registration for cyclists is available day-of but all participants ages 11 and up will be responsible for meeting their $150 fundraising minimum by the day of the event.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is a progressive neurodegenerative disease, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, that slowly robs a person of their ability to walk, speak, swallow and, eventually, breathe. With no known cause or cure, a person can expect to live typically 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis. ALS has no racial, ethnic or socioeconomic boundaries –– and in only 10 percent of cases there is a family history of ALS. Today, there are approximately 30,000 people in the US living with ALS and 5,600 people in the US are diagnosed every year. At any given time, there are an estimated 500 families living with ALS in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

For more information about the event, visit www.RidetoDefeatALS.org, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 800-681-9851 ext 106.