About the Ride
The 2017 DEATH RIDE Tour Fall Blaze …War On ALS …So Others May Live is the Inaugural event to honor the memory of Jon the “BLAZEMAN” Blais #179. Jon Blais was a triathlete who was diagnosed with ALS on May 2, 2005 at the age of 33. On October 15, 2005 Jon competed in and finished the Kona Ironman. It took Jon 16 hours…28 minutes & …56 seconds for him to finish. He crossed the finish line by log-rolling over it, and since that day, the “Log Roll” has been graciously performed by countless athletes as a symbol of hope, and more importantly, as a means of raising awareness of ALS.
The BLAZEMAN #179
For many years, the DEATH RIDE Tour Inc., Charity Cycling Events has wanted to do something to honor Jon Blais and to directly support the BLAZEMAN FOUNDATION which is run by his parents Robert & Mary Ann Blais.