Log In   ·   Become A Member

The Tick-Borne Disease Alliance Bites Back With Cross-Country Bike Tour

Chelsea Katz

  |   1 Comment · Print Article

The Tick-Borne Disease Alliance cross-country bike tour is coming to the Hamptons. (Courtesy Photo)

By 2020, the United States populace will see 600,000 new cases of Lyme disease, according to The Tick-Borne Disease Alliance. In effort to put a halt to the rising number of tick-borne diseases (including Lyme,) the alliance is hosting a northeast campaign that is set to make a stop on Sunday, August 25 in the Hamptons at the Rotations Bicycle Center. The eight-mile bike ride through Southampton is just one part of a national cycling campaign from Los Angeles to Washington D.C.

"This is a national grassroots campaign that we expect to build support in a Forrest Gump type of manner," said Jodi Nass, a spokeswoman for The Tick-Borne Disease Alliance.

John Donnally, a Lyme disease survivor, will be cycling around the northeast and cross-country to speak to those suffering with tick-borne illnesses and politicians. The alliance plans to highlights children afflicted with tick-borne diseases, in particular how they are unable to go to school and exercise and how it affects their families.

The alliance previously participated in a forum with Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-C.T.) in New York. They have also received support from Mayor Mark Epley of Southampton Village.

Forty percent of the proceeds from the August 25th event will go to Southampton Hospital's Lyme Center. Most medical insurance providers do not cover Lyme disease, according to Nass. Many have max-ed out their credit cards and had to sell property to pay for treatment.

"I walk down the street in Southampton and the conversation is 'Oh, I've had it five or six times,'" Nass said.

Registration is $30 per rider and $60 per family. Check-in starts in 8 a.m. and the race starts at 9:30 a.m. Riders of all ages are welcome.

For more information about The Tick-Borne Disease Alliance, visit them online at www.bitebackforacure.org.

Related Articles:

Guest (Di Barlow) from IL says::
Are you sure the "600" in the first sentence is correct??? "By 2020, the United States populace will see 600 new cases of Lyme disease..." The CDC says there are at least 25,000 cases of Lyme a year.
Aug 11, 2013 11:19 pm


Submit Your Comment

Please note, you are not currently logged in. Your comment will be submitted as a guest.
To submit your comment as a member, please click here.
Your Name:
* Comments will be reviewed and posted in a timely fashion
* All fields are required
What color is a banana?
(For spam prevention, thanks)
Gary R. DePersia, Corcoran Real Estate
With over $2 billion in transactions, Gary DePersia is consistently ranked among the top producers in the Hamptons. A year-on-year member of The Corcoran Group Presidentís Council, he has qualified as a national list maker since 2007. In the 2016 REAL Trends & The Wall Street Journal list of Americaís top real estate professionals, he was designated #22 nationally and #5 in the Hamptons by volume with nearly $200 million of transactions for the past year.

East End Tick Control
The East End's only New York State licensed dedicated tick and mosquito control specialists!

Bridgehampton National Bank
For over 100 years Bridgehampton National Bank has been the East End's hometown bank. Many success stories...one bank, BNB!

Advertise on Hamptons.com - Have your business be seen by over 2 million viewers including NEW searches
Hamptons.com- Our exclusive online magazine has 2.6 million Page Views YTD for 2015. Contact us to join our elite group of clients that benefit from having a presence on the Hamptons award winning publication www.Hamptons.com

Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home
We pay less,and so do you.With over 1,000 stores in our buying group, we can get the lowest prices from the best flooring manufacturers ó and pass the savings on to you.Visit our other locations: Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home, 675 North Sea Road,Southampton, NY 11968

Southampton Masonry-Visiting the Southampton or the Wainscott locations is an exciting experience.
Southampton Masonry has been serving Long Island's masonry and tile needs since 1975. Delivering quality products from Manhattan to Montauk for over three decades. The company's continued success is due primarily to their number one priority: customer satisfaction, with a promise of prompt and courteous service from the professional, knowledgeable staff. Southampton Masonry has the largest inventory on the east end. As direct importers they can offer a large variety of the finest quality products at the most competitive pricing for both your interior and exterior projects.

RJD Gallery specializes in contemporary art with a focus on Magical, Figurative Realism, Narrative Portraiture and Urban Landscape.
We exhibit representational artists from around the world, who produce fine art of exceptional quality that challenge collectors to contemplate concepts about the artist, themselves, and our human experience. Utilizing timeless techniques in creating their drawings, paintings and sculptures, our artists have developed unique, signature styles that present a current vision of our world.

Hampton Luxury Liner
Hampton Luxury Liner was started in 2000 as a more luxurious way to travel from NYC to the Hamptons and back. The clientele quickly grew and over the years Hampton Luxury liner became the preferred method of transportation to the Hamptons and NYC for many living in NYC and the Hamptons that wanted a comfortable and affordable way to travel back and forth. In 2009, HLL was taken over by Classic Coach and things with the liner didnít change to much for years and the owner there changed the buses to Prevost as opposed to Mercedes Setra Top Class Coaches that have always been a signature of the liner. Please call (631) 537-5800 to reserve a charter or email us at Hampton Luxury Liner. The Only Way to Ride!