Bike for the Cure


Venture to Vegas is the 14th ride for this intrepid band of Huntington's disease supporters, led by Marie Nemec and Charlotte Reicks.This year they will be joined by Gary Heiman and Sherri Kole.


In previous years they have bicycled to the HDSA Annual Convention to raise awareness of HD and funds for HDSA programs. These past rides have included ;two coast-to-cost rides:  Bike for the Cure ’99 and Bike for the Cure 2000 , Border War on HD (Vancouver, BC, Canada – Tijuana, Mexico);  Ramble ‘Round the Colonies (Manchester, NH – Columbus, OH), Trek Across Texas (Texline – Houston), Kick HD on Route 66 (Albuquerque, NM – St. Louis, MO), Coastin’ for HD (Wilmington, DE – Atlanta, GA), Midwest Meander for HD (Kearney, NE – Milwaukee, WI / Chicago, IL – St. Louis, MO), Rockies to Plains (Grand Junction, CO – Oklahoma City, OK), Cycle the Heartland (Clinton, MO – Pittsburgh, PA), Canyons to Cactus (Grand Junction, CO – Phoenix, AZ), Coastin’ to Carolina (Bar Harbor, ME – Raleigh, NC) and Plains to Lakes (Belle Fourche, SD – Minneapolis, MN).


Over 20,000 miles have been pedaled through parts of 45 states and Washington DC raising more than $525,000 to date. 


This year'sfundraising goal is $35,000.


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(From Left) HDSA Chair Don Barr, Charlotte Reicks, Gary Heiman, Marie Nemec and HDSA CEO Louise Vetter at conclusion of last year's ride.