Why We Ride

Then …and Now… DEATH RIDE Tour Inc., President & Executive Director Barry Sopinsky with his son Brandon Sopinsky. The two of them have been enjoying cycling together for over 32 years. Sopinsky said, “the opportunity to do good for people and be able to do that with your family, has been the greatest gift ever”.

A wise man once said “A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty”.

Why We Ride - TzedakahDeath Ride Tour Logo Tattoo

War on ALS Logo

Over the years I have gained a love and passion for cycling and a desire for TZEDAKAH. Tzedakah is Hebrew for: To Give Back… To be Righteous… To do the Right Thing. The RED ROCKS EXTREME Challenge…Cycle To Conquer ALS fulfills those needs and since the DEATH RIDE Tour Inc., Charity Cycling Events took over the event in 2017 it has become a very rewarding experience, not only for myself, but for all the past participants. The RED ROCKS EXTREME Challenge is the ONLY cycling event in the Denver area to support ALS charities.  The “BEAST” is the most challenging one day bike ride on the Front Range of Denver at 130 miles and 13,000 feet of climbing.

The RED ROCKS EXTREME Challenge ... Cycle To Conquer ALS is an event put on by DEATH RIDE Tour Inc., Charity Cycling Events which is a registered 501c3 Non-Profit, Tax ID 27-1823372 all proceeds are donated to a select group of ALS Charities such as:

ASL-TDI -
The Blazeman Foundation for ALS -
War on ALS Logo
WITHSTAND ALS -
Hope Loves Company -

In 2017 at the Inaugural RED ROCKS EXTREME Challenge … Cycle to Conquer ALS were rode:

In Memory, of

Irvin Sopinsky

Richard Petty

Betty Batchelder

Steve Johnson
Bonnie Sabation
Marilyn A. Helgesen
Bob Federhart
Chase Burns
Gordon Von Stroh
Mickey Gardner

In Honor, of

Michael Cimbura
Our ALS Warrior

Rosemary Reimer

And all the other ALS Warriors who have lost their lives or are suffering from this horrible disease. ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), commonly known as the Lou Gehrig Disease after the famous New York Yankee, is a devastating and rapidly progressive neurodegenerative characterized primarily by motor neuron loss resulting in progressive weakness, disability, and eventually death.

It is estimated 6000 people in the US are diagnosed with ALS each year. On average a case is diagnosed every 90 minutes. It is estimated that over 30,000 Americans may have ALS at any given time.

It’s been over 75 years since Lou Gehrig died from ALS and not much has changed. Your support is so greatly needed to provide home care and a cure for the suffering. Thank you so much for your support.

For more information visit www.als.net. ASL – Therapy Development Institute. The leading ALS Research Institute in the world.