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rideATAXIA Map

ride to cure FA - rideATAXIA

rideATAXIA is a nation-wide program of bike rides that welcomes people of all abilities to ride, and to raise funds for FARA's mission to treat and cure FA through research.

Each ride features:

  • Multiple route lengths from 2 to 50 miles
  • Fully stocked rest stops
  • Strong SAG/ mechanical support
  • Delicious post ride food provided by Outback Steakhouse

Whether you are a beginner, disabled athlete, or a seasoned cyclist, please join us for scenic cycling, great food and family fun at a location near you.

RideATAXIA Chicago
RideATAXIA Philly
RideATAXIA Orlando
RideATAXIA Dallas

Externally Organized International Partner Rides:

rideATAXIA National Sponsors

Your Impact

rideATAXIA started as a crazy idea that is now empowering thousands and changing the outlook on research for a rare, life-shortening disease.

rideATAXIA welcomes over 2,000 participants and raises more than $1 million annually.



In late 2009, rideATAXIA became a program of the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA), offering single day challenging and family fun bike rides at locations all across the USA.  rideATAXIA has served as a unique destination event for families living with FA and other movement disorders to join with researchers, pharmaceutical representatives, and area cyclists in the ride to cure FA. From all corners of the country, people gather to rideATAXIA events for friendship, camaraderie, and the opportunity to engage new communities, moving forward together towards treatments and a cure.





Initiated by Kyle Bryant in 2007, rideATAXIA has raised invaluable awarenss for FA and over $6 million in support of FA research grants.

Bryant’s inspiration spurs from his diagnosis at age 17 and the discovery that he could travel long distances under his own power on a recumbent tricycle. Fueled by the passion to do more for himself and the FA community, Bryant and his family completed 2,500 mile bike ride from San Diego to Memphis to raise awareness and funds for FA research. Over the next two years, Kyle, his family and a growing number of cyclists made the journey on bikes and trikes from Sacramento to Las Vegas and Portland to Seattle. That was just the beginning of rideATAXIA.

2007 - rideATAXIA I
1 Ride - 3 riders - Raised $40,000
(2,500 miles from San Diego, CA to Memphis, TN)
2008 - rideATAXIA II
1 Ride - 25 riders - Raised $120,000
(550 miles from Sacramento, CA to Las Vegas, NV)
2009 - rideATAXIA III and the 1st rideATAXIA Philly
2 Rides - 395 riders - Raised $400,000
rideATAXIA Becomes a National Program of FARA
2010 - rideATAXIA begins begins many local rides
4 Rides - 770 riders - Raised $465,000
2011 - 4 Rides - 1,550 riders - Raised $545,000
2012 - 6 Rides - 2,000 riders - Raised $685,000
2013 - 6 Rides - 2,145 riders - Raised $750,000
2014 - 7 Rides - 2,345 riders - Raised $882,000
2015 - 6 Rides - 1,975 riders - Raised $865,000
2016 - 6 Rides - 2,255 riders - Raised $1,070,000
2017 - 7 Rides - 2,185 riders - Raised $1,250,000

Learn about the Ataxian Athlete Initiative

See the documentary "The Ataxian"

If you are interested in hosting a viewing party or a theater screening of The Ataxian to benefit the Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA), please click this planning guide.


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