“Why I Ride...”


On September 29th, May Institute will participate in the Rodman Ride for Kids, a fundraising effort that benefits our children’s programs across Massachusetts. Thanks to the support and enthusiasm of a dedicated and growing team of bike riders and their thousands of supporters, we have raised more than half a million dollars over the past five years. Every dollar directly supports our children’s services.

Brian Koehler, a pharmacist from Schenectady, N.Y., joined the team two years ago, and he’s back again this year. It’s a big commitment, agreeing to ride 25, 50, or even 100 miles to earn the money pledged by team supporters.

Why does he do it?

“For the kids,” Brian explains. “I ride for kids with special needs who face obstacles far more daunting than most of us can imagine.

“I ride for my buddy Christian who receives services from May Institute. Christian is my inspiration. Despite the challenges he faces every day, he is always ready to give you a big smile.

“I ride on behalf of the volunteers and donors who support the team. Their enthusiasm is infectious.

“And I ride to get results. Christian is a perfect example. He is proof positive that terrific outcomes are possible when people like me and you support organizations like May Institute and the Rodman Ride for Kids. I encourage everyone to help!”

Learn more, and get involved.