This event celebrates the life of Ken Appel, a passionate cyclist who passed away from neurodegenerative brain diseases Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) and Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD). Ken’s Ride ride will honor his wish that a cure be found for these Prime of Life Brain Diseases that consume a person, slowly attacking their physical, mental, independence, mobility, and communication. There is no cure or effective treatment at this time for these diseases. The Ride also is his expression of appreciation to caregivers and for the care he received. The event will occur rain or shine on the Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail between St Albans and the Sheldon Bridge in Sheldon, VT. Ride as far as you wish – have fun, enjoy the scenery, smell the flowers or ride as Ken did, as fast and as hard as you can. The proceeds of the event will be shared between CurePSP, a national organization that helps supports research efforts to find a cure and treatment for Prime of Life Brain Diseases (PSP, FTD, CBD, MSA, ALS) and a local agency, Franklin County Home Health, that provides palliative and end of life care for patients with progressive neurodegenerative diseases and offered amazing support to Ken and his family.