The ALS TDI Tri-State Bike Ride

It's that time again! Team Bobby Bicycles is about to lace it up for the ALS TDI Tri-State Bike Ride, There are three days left to the race and this will be the 3rd time team Bobby Will be participating. Here is a small blurb about the GoFundMe Page where you can donate and support a great cause. The Tri-State Bike ride raises much needed funds for the ALS community and each team can ride for an individual. Spread the Word!


He iscalled "Bobby Bicycles" for a reason...and that is because for most of his adult life, Bobby Forster would spend his days riding on wheels. Whether it was operating a pedicab (bike taxi) in New Orleans, long boarding in his hometown of Beverly, MA, or just beach cruising with friends in Newport, RI, Bobby was always moving.

Bobby Forster (sitting front, center in cover photo) is now 28-years-old and is living with ALS, a neurological disease that causes the neurons that control voluntary muscles to degenerate. Bobby, who was diagnosed in 2014, is completely restricted to a wheelchair and has lost most of his physical functional abilities.

A group of Bobby's friends and family now comprise Team #WhatAboutBobby and we are participating in the TriState Trek 2017 for ALS research. We will be riding 270 miles from BOSTON TO NEW YORK on the weekend of June 23-25, 2017 in an effort to CURE ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease).

Bobby, a Beverly, MA native currently lives with his wife Casey in Newport, RI. The TriState Trek 2017 stands to benefit them and the ALS Therapy Development Institute (or ALS TDI) which is pioneering the treatments that may lead to a cure to the terrible disease.

“I’m lucky. I still have a lot of good times ahead of me,” says Bobby. “Live your life to the fullest. Do whatever you want to do each day and make each day count. But still, hold onto hope. There are a lot of incredible people working on research and working on the disease and a cure is coming.”

Please donate whatever you can and support Bobby's Team as we help fund research to cure ALS!

Bobo Fofo and Casey Return to The Big Easy!

For those who know Bobby and Casey, you know that the town of New Orleans Louisiana holds a special place in their hearts. Bobby has been known to drive from RI to NOLA in one day basically back and forth just so that he could get a taste of the Big Easy. He also took his pedi-cabbing exploits down to New Orleans growing his family from New England all the way down to the Bayou! However, NOLA is special for yet another reason, this is the place Bobby got down on one knee and asked Casey to be his loving wife forever cementing a relationship built on love, trust and genuine admiration. For those of us who have been fortunate to see them grow around each other, we have been blessed and been in awe of what true love means. 

Due to Bobby's complications with ALS and the progression of his symptoms, the lovely couple has not been able to visit their second home for over a year. The last time they were there was April 2016. However! Thanks to a new shiny van and Bobby's improved health and an awesome team of caretakers and donations, the awesome couple was able to spend June 3rd to 10th in this place that holds a special place in their hearts. Here are a few pictures of their time down there. Thank you to everyone that made this possible.

Who Dat?!!!

Taking in some live music!

Bobby and Casey Take On NOLA

Chronicle : Unlocking ALS

Bobby and Casey were featured along with Pete and Julie Frates in a Chronicle episode focused on ALS that aired Thursday April 6th. Below are the individual links. Please watch!

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MIT AT Hackathon update!

Though we made a ton of progress, we didn't quite get the ball launcher working on Saturday. We unfortunately ended up needing a few extra parts that we hadn't anticipated. We are going to be ordering the remaining parts and will be finishing up this project in a few weeks.


The team did finish writing the code though and created the perfect user interface. I took this screen shot of it, but the program allows me to see the potential launch area, aim the launcher and even control the speed of the ball.