The Ride for Ray started in 2017, one year after the passing of Ray Spooner. Ray Spooner, was only 57 years old. He was a husband, father, grandfather (Saba), son, brother, nurse midwife, and an avid cyclist that was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in December 2014. On his bucket list was a cross-country bicycle ride from San Diego to St. Augustine, Fl., to raise funds for ALS Awareness and Research. You can read more about Ray and that ride at https://rayslittleride.com.
In 2017, we started the Ride for Ray to honor Ray's fight against ALS by continuing what he started by riasing funds to help find a cure for this terrible disease. There are many reasons to ride. We ride for fun, we ride for fitness, we ride for a cure, but most importanly, as Ray once told me, JUST RIDE!