Sacramento native Kyle Bryant and a team of 65 riders will leave from the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) campus Monday, March 16 at 9 a.m. beginning a cycling journey to draw attention and raise research funds for the rare neuromuscular disorder Friedreich’s ataxia- with which Bryant and other teammates are affected. It will be a 4-day trip covering 200 mile s. The riders will begin assembling for their third annual cycling journey at 7 a.m. at the Center of Health and Healing on the OHSU Campus in Portland, Oregon, and will kick off the ride with addresses from Bryant, episodic ataxia researchers at OHSU- Dr. John Nutt and Dr. James Maylie as well as Dr. Lawrence Schut- the National Ataxia Foundation’s Medical Director.

There will also be a photo opportunity prior to the team’s departure. Bryant and Team Ride Ataxia will conclude their rid e in Seattle, WA on March 19, 2009 at the National Ataxia Foundation’s 52nd Annual Meeting being held at the Doubletree Hotel Seattle Airport.

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