Welcome to CT Lyme Riders, Inc.
Dedicated to Raising Awareness and the Education of Lyme Disease



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Time for the
12th and Final Lyme Disease
Poker Run

The definition of the #12, is the number of completion.  This
is why there are 12 months to a year, 12 grades of school,
12 ribs in a body, 12 zodiac signs, 12 hours on a clock face,
 and there will be 12 Lyme Rides.

Date: Sunday August 12th, 2018, Rain or Shine
Registration: 9am to 11am
Donation: $25.00 single rider/$40.00 rider w/passenger
Location: 3 Old Amston Road, Colchester, CT  06415

If you come every year, Thank You!  For those who have missed a few years, this is your final call.  Please come out and help us break all attendance records.  We will be having a Lyme Bite Challenge, so please help us set a record here as well!

Thank you for all your support!

This is Connecticut's largest poker style run, and is a ride at your own pace 65 mile ride through scenic southeastern Connecticut, running down the famous Route 66.  There is plenty of parking, raffle prizes, 50/50 raffle and lots of fun!  Admission includes: prizes for the best and worst poker hand, great food after the ride, and the band The Leftovers for entertainment.  Breakfast sandwiches will also be served during registration time.
For more information, please contact 
Tony Gargano at (860) 537-0255
or by e-mail at tony_ctlymeriders@hotmail.com

For those who don't ride, you are welcome to join us after the ride returns for the food, band and raffles.  A donation of $15.00 per person will be collected.
CT Lyme Riders, Inc. has a brochure on Lyme disease, 
that can be printed out by clicking HERE

CT Lyme Riders, Inc. came about to raise awareness of Lyme disease. Connecticut has one of the highest number of reported cases in Lyme disease and it is an endemic in our state. After seeing first hand how debilitating Lyme disease can be and how many people are affected, we had to do something.  Founded in 2007 by Sandy Brule and Tony Gargano, CT Lyme Riders, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non profit public charity, recognized by the IRS under tax ID number 26-0428481.

After being been sick for several years and hearing the doctors say everything from there is nothing wrong, to it's all in your head, maybe you have Multiple Sclerosis, and many other mis-diagnosis, it was finally found to be Lyme disease. Once we realized what it was, we started doing research on this horrible disease and realized that we are not alone. The tests used for the Lyme are only about 60% accurate, so Lyme disease becomes a clinical diagnosis. We have run into many people who have the disease and they went through many years of the same tests, wrong diagnosis, and suffering that we have been through. We realized that more awareness and education was needed about this disease, and came up with the idea of a motorcycle poker run.


2018 Lyme Ride Flyer

If it wasn't for you, the riders every year, we wouldn't have a ride.  Without the staff and volunteers we wouldn't be able to manage or support the ride, and without our great sponsors we wouldn't be able to create the ride!

Thank you all!
Sandy & Tony


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Take your time and look around the site.  The links page has many different sites you can visit, to learn even more about Lyme disease. 
For the most current events and news, click on the Facebook link above, and visit our Facebook page


Please visit our sponsors page.  Shop at our sponsors and let them know you appreciate them sponsoring the Lyme ride.  By letting them know you support our ride and them, they will continue to sponsor us for years to come and we can keep building up the ride.

- Thank You -

CT Lyme Rider shirts
We have Women's spaghetti straps, Women's T-shirts, and Men's T-shirts
All shirts only $15.00 plus $5.95 shipping

To order your shirt, please click HERE  and go to the online store

  Nymphal ticks are the size of a poppy seed. 
Can you find the tick among the seeds on this bagel?


In memory of Dr. Gerald B. Weiss
The Lyme community lost a great doctor on June 2, 2012 to a tragic accident.
Click on the memory candle above for the obituary and article.
R.I.P. Dr. Weiss


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