Bike riders peddle for ALS fundraiser

Posted February 7, 2009 10:51 p.m. EST
Updated February 7, 2009 11:11 p.m. EST

— Bicyclists endured a 16-and-a-half hour stationary bike ride on Saturday in Raleigh to raise money for ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

The 7th annual ALS Indoor Ride-a-thon was held across the country on Saturday. All proceed went to The Blazeman Foundation to raise awareness and advance the search for a cure for the disease.

Participants rode the amount of hours it took Jon “Blazeman” Blais, a tri-athlete with ALS, to complete the 2005 Ironman Championship in Kona, Hawaii. Blais died in 2007.

Raleigh bicyclists hoped to raise about $3,000 to help fight the disease.