Last year was the first SoCal rideATAXIA event and we had a great turnout. This year we've brought the ride to the OC and hope to see even more of you come out and support Texas. With each push of the pedal, FARA is that much closer to a cure for kids like him.
In 2013, after wondering about his increasing clumsiness, our son, Texas, was diagnosed with Friedreich's ataxia (FA), a debilitating, life shortening neuromuscular disease. Over the last 4 years we have seen him slowly progress from the occasional stumble to needing to use a mobility scooter daily at school and we're looking at the transition to a wheelchair in the next couple of years. To say we're anxious and hopeful for a cure doesn't even begin to explain the urgency with which we participate in rideATAXIA and raise money for a cure. Every year that passes brings him closer to a life without the same level of freedom and health that he had the year before.
On February 24, 2018 we’re riding to cure FA. We’ll ride with local FA families, friends and cycling enthusiasts to redefine what is possible in FA research.
rideATAXIA[+] seeks to empower local communities to organize neighborhood bike rides and raise funds for FARA's mission to treat and cure FA through research. In the spirit of rideATAXIA, these grassroots rides include participants of all abilities and each ride is followed by a gathering to celebrate camaraderie. Local community events like rideATAXIA[+] are a significant part of what funds research and drives us towards the ultimate finish-treatments and a cure for FA.
Join us in supporting the urgent pace of that research. Donate, or better yet, come ride with us and help #teamTex2cureFA make the 2018 ride the best ride yet! Together we will cure FA!