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ix years ago, Paul Fried of
Farmington Hills discov-
ered Get Your Guts In Gear
(GYGIG), which hosts long-distance
cycling events around the country
each year. The White Plains, N.Y.-
based organization strives to empower
people with Crohn's disease, ulcerative
colitis and related conditions to com-
plete a physically demanding, multiday
bicycle ride while raising money for
inflammatory bowel disease charities.
After finishing a 216-mile ride
in Seattle in 2007, Fried, a certified
public accountant, found cycling to
be a passion. Medical complications
relating to Crohn's prevented him from
competing in another GYGIG long-
distance ride the next year. That was
his catalyst for starting a local cycling
event to benefit the Crohn's & Colitis
Foundation of America (CCFA).
The fifth annual Paul Fried Charity
Ride to Support the CCFA, held Aug.
4 on a rolling, wooded 25-mile course
at Kensington Metropark near Milford,
raised at least $11,000; 81 cyclists,
walkers and volunteers participated.
Fried wants to generate at least
$100,000 in total accumulated dona-
tions for the CCFA. His event so far
has brought in nearly $60,000.
"As important as the financial goal is
to me," he said, "it is equally important
to be able to empower local individu-
als suffering with Crohn's or colitis to
challenge themselves by completing a
25-mile bike ride and experience, even
to a smaller degree, the same sense of
accomplishment I felt after completing
my first long-distance event." E
Volunteers and participants Alyssa Trotsky of Farmington Hills, Ashley
Herbst of West Bloomfield, Brynn Stanis of Farmington Hills, Julie Stoller of
Royal Oak, Katie Fried of Farmington Hills, Sara Kalish of Farmington Hills
and Stephanie Blair of Royal Oak
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Riders Steve Kendler of Farmington Hills, Andy Roisman of Beverly Hills and
Paul Fried of Farmington Hills
September 13 • 2012