1945 - 2010
The Saints to Sinners Bike Relay was started in 2009 and dedicated to Ron Frandsen and his fight against ALS. Ron was a loving man who always enjoyed being active and being outdoors. His upbeat attitude was always present and he was never heard complaining. He exemplified Lou Gehrig's phrase, "The Luckiest Man", and was always grateful for everything in his life. He ultimately passed due to complications associated with ALS but ALS didn't beat him. He lived his life on his terms and stayed positive until the very end. He is greatly missed and his life is an example to us all.
And Many Other Awesome People We Have Met Along The Way...
Creighton & Lisa Rider
We met Creighton and Lisa when they did their first Saints to Sinners race years ago. They are truly an example of perseverance and persistence. Each year they rode, they have proved that life is meant to be enjoyed and that through hard work, anything is able to be achieved - they are an inspiration and are loved by many!
A memorial to our dear friend is copied from Lisa's Instagram:
"...Our beloved Creighton passed away yesterday morning, April 21st. He courageously adapted to the challenges of ALS for over 15 years, never ceasing to MacGyver new and creative ways to keep living his life to the fullest. He was finally ready to let go of his physical body, and passed away at home surrounded by his loved ones."
Hearts and Prayers go with the Rider family. Thank you for sharing your light with us.