The baton was passed to the sister team of Sherri Kole and Mary Ann Taylor in 2020, after Charlotte and Marie took “early retirement” in 2019. Sherri found the ride through HD internet contacts back in 2004. Prior to this year, Sherri has done 10 “Bike For the Cure” rides. Sherri organized and put on seven pig roast fundraisers in Lewiston, ID. These events raised close to $100,000. She has two very special reasons to ride. Her 48 year old son tested positive for the HD gene 18 years ago, and is symptomatic. Sherri also has a 13 year old “at risk” grandson.
This year the ride will just have one rider, Mary Ann Taylor. Her sister, Sherri Kole, had some health issues which caused her to have to withdraw from riding just a few weeks before the ride was to begin. Mary Ann’s husband Scott stepped up, and agreed to “SAG” (carry supplies and gear) for Mary Ann. Thank you, Scott and Mary Ann! This year’s ride marks the 23rd Bike for the Cure.
Mary Ann is an avid golfer and tennis player. She and her husband Scott live in Truckee CA (where she is the Pro Shop buyer and merchandiser at a golf course). She is the proud grandma of two young granddaughters who live in Reno NV. She cross-trains in spinning classes. Mary Ann did one “STP Classic” ride with Sherri. This is her 7th “Bike for the Cure” ride to raise funds for research to help find a cure for her nephew Dustin, who has HD.