Senior Lifestyles

Pedaling for a purpose

Photo Courtesy Of Roger Strom

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 or send checks payable to Alzheimer’s Association to Roger Strom, 472 Raquel Lane, Los Altos 94022.

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