My name is Erik Roepke.  I am a sophomore from Bowling Green, KY majoring in Chemistry.  Go Tops!

As a sophomore in high school, my parents and I attended the Bowling Green Bike4Alz event to support a family friend.  At first, it was hard for me to look past the pronounced tan lines and the craziness of riding a bicycle everyday for two months.  However, as the riders spoke of the organization and their purpose for riding, I recognized how incredible Bike4Alz is.  Standing there in Preston Center, I decided that I wanted to be a part of this organization when I came to college.  Four years later, I am gearing up for that very trek across the country.

I ride for those whose precious memories are stolen from them.  I ride for the family members who have experienced the tremendous heartache that accompanies the disease.  I ride for those among us who have yet to be diagnosed with this debilitating sickness.  I ride for those affected by Alzheimer’s Disease.