- Published on Wednesday, 13 July 2011 01:00
- Written by Los Altos Town Crier
Last year, Los Altos resident Roger Strom attempted the Markleeville Death Ride, a grueling 129-mile bike ride through the California Alps that takes cyclists over five mountain passes and 15,000 feet uphill – all in one day. He did it.
“(Cycling’s) been part of my life forever,” he said. “When I was done, I was excited. I felt great.”
Now, Alzheimer’s is part of his life, too. On Saturday, Strom and his son, Zack, gave the Death Ride another run (Zack’s first time), pedaling for a purpose – to raise money for the Alz-heimer’s Association.
“Zack rode for two passes for a total of 58 miles and 5,500 feet of climbing,” Strom said.
Would you like to help?
Donate online at walktoendalz.kintera.org/sv11/rogerstrom or send checks payable to Alzheimer’s Association to Roger Strom, 472 Raquel Lane, Los Altos 94022.