With more than 120 marathons and 18 triathlons behind him, you’d think Rye resident Philip Gormley would be worn out. He’s not.
This weekend he will ride his bicycle 270 miles and join about 400 others in the 11th annual Tri-State Trek, a charity bike ride organized to raise money for research into ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
“I ride to fight ALS on behalf of my sister Claire Gormley Collier, who passed away from the disease in May 2009 and for all people with ALS, past, present and future,” Gormley said in a news release. “We will NOT give up!”
The ride begins Friday in Boston and ends Sunday in Greenwich, Conn. Since its founding, by the ALS Therapy Development Institute, in 2003, it has raised more than $3 million.
Good luck, Gormley.