Monte's Ride to Defeat ALS is dedicated to the memory of Mitchell's father, Monte Clute, who lived with ALS from his diagnosis in May, 1992 until his death in January, 1995. The journey is a fundraiser for The ALS Association and is also a celebration of his father's spirit of adventure and joyous attitude toward life.
Why a bike ride? In spring of 1979, Monte Clute decided that his family-his wife, Bonny, and two sons Michtell and Shannon, who were 13 and 9 at the time - would ride bicycles from their home in Colorado to their grandparents' home in Michigan. They had never done a bike tour before, but in June 1979 they hit the road, following the route Monte had planned. It took a month, but they made it.
Monte's Ride to Defeat ALS will follow the same route as that long-ago journey. Mitchell's family-including his wife Catherine and son Kieran-will depart Fort Collins on May 27 to raise funds for the ALS Association Rocky Mountain Chapter. Their goal is to raise $20,000 to help those living with ALS.
Learn more about Monte's ride by visiting www.montesride.org
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