Sacramento — Sacramento native Kyle Bryant and a team of 35 riders will leave from the California state capitol Saturday at 9 a.m. to begin a cross-country journey to draw attention and raise research funds to find a cure for the rare neuromuscular disorder Friedreich's ataxia.
"There is a new optimism in our community of Ataxians that we can beat FA," said Bryant. "I am one of the lucky few who still has considerable ability. I plan to take advantage of my ability as long as I can."
The riders will begin assembling at 8 a.m. at the Southwest corner of Capitol Park (corner of 10th and N) Saturday, and will kick off the ride with a celebration that will include the dramatic beginning of the adventure. The first day approximately 35 riders and 100 supporters are expected to participate, and a core group of 15 riders will continue the cross-country journey during the next twelve days.