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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 walktoendalz.kintera.org/sv11/rogerstrom or send checks payable to Alzheimer’s Association to Roger Strom, 472 Raquel Lane, Los Altos 94022.

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