Thank you Gear Up Cyclists!
May 15-September 1, 2018
Thank you to all of our Gear Up for Epilepsy Cyclists!
Together you rode more than 3500 miles and raised over $15,000!
Gear Up for Epilepsy was inspired by a young cyclist,
Charlie, who dreamed of riding with his father across the United States.Unfortunately, he would not be able to accomplish that dream as his ride was cut short by SUDEP (Sudden Unexplained Death from Epilepsy) in August of 2016.
On June 18, 2017, Charlie’s parents, Clif and Arleen and several of their friends and family departed on a 2-month, 3,712 mile cross-country bicycle trek that their son dreamed of accomplishing.Together, the Coast to Coast for Charlie Team supported by its community and other Gear Up for Epilepsy cyclists, supported by their friends, family and communities rode over 20,000 miles and raised over $54,000 for the Epilepsy Foundation and its SUDEP Institute.Every year, 3,000 people in the United States die from SUDEP.
Cyclists across the country joined Athletes vs Epilepsy Gear Up for Epilepsy team and created their own cycling trek to help contribute to the miles ridden and funds raised in support of the 3.4 million people living with the challenges of epilepsy and the families of the 3,000 people who die every year from sudden unexpected death from epilepsy.
Whether on a stationary bike at the gym, your family’s regular weekend bike ride through the neighborhood, riding to school or work, or your weekly bike groups’ multi-mile trek, you can log your miles, raise funds and awareness. We hope you will join us next spring for Gear Up for Epilepsy!