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ALS TDI Tri-State Trek Charity Bike Ride to Take Place July 19-21
Date:6/17/2013

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) will hold its 11th annual Tri-State Trek charity cycling event on July 19-21, 2013. The Tri-State Trek is a three-day, 270 mile bike ride from Newton, MA to Greenwich, CT with the mission to end amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease).

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Beginning in Newton, MA, the Tri-State Trek passes through 46 communities and includes 12 rest stops, two lunch stops and two overnight stays. Cyclists can ride all or part of the route; all three days, one of the three days, or a two-day combination. In addition, volunteers and crew are needed and encouraged to participate throughout the three days.

Since 2003, the Trek has grown from 16 cyclists to more than 400 participants in 2012. The event has raised more than $3 million for ALS TDI, a nonprofit biotechnology institute in Cambridge, MA dedicated to develop effective treatments and a cure as soon as possible for patients today. Fundraising efforts for ALS TDI have helped the organization test more potential treatments for ALS than any other research lab in the world, one of which is being explored through a research agreement with Biogen Idec and UCB, and a second called, TDI-132/Gilenya®, which is being investigated through a Phase II clinical trial.

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