NOW through SEPTEMBER 1, 2019


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Gear Up for Epilepsy was inspired by a young cyclist, Charlie, who dreamed of riding with his father across the United States. Unfortunately, he would not be able to accomplish that dream as his ride was cut short by SUDEP (sudden unexpected death in epilepsy) in August of 2016.

Each year, about 1 in 1,000 adults and 1 in 4,500 children with epilepsy die from SUDEP. On June 18, 2017, Charlie’s parents, Clif and Arleen and numerous members of their family and community departed on a 2-month, 3,712 mile cross-country bicycle trek in honor of their son. They raised over $54,000 for the Epilepsy Foundation and the SUDEP Institute

If you have a bike, then you can ride!

Join Athletes vs Epilepsy Gear Up for Epilepsy (GUFE) and help us to continue to make an impact in honor of those whom we have lost to SUDEP and in support of the individuals living with the challenges of epilepsy. Create your own cycling trek to help contribute to the miles ridden and funds raised for the Epilepsy Foundation.  

It’s simple! If you have a bicycle or stationary bike, you can raise funds, awareness, and miles to help lead the fight against epilepsy.


Interested in organizing your own group rides?  Sign up as a GUFE Road Warrior.  We will send you a toolkit to guide your path by serving as a Gear Up for Epilepsy Road Warrior.

If you already ride with a group, then you are all set!  Simply dedicate a few of your rides as Athletes vs Epilepsy Rides.  If you don't have a group, then start one of your own!
Designate a date(s) that will be Epilepsy Awareness rides; Inform your fellow riders and promote the ride with flyers and via social media. Ask them to support by wearing purple or purchasing a Gear Up for Epilepsy Jersey; Give a brief overview before or after the ride about why you are supporting the Epilepsy Foundation through the Athletes vs Epilepsy program; Pass out the brochures and seizure first aid cards that we provide you; Take pictures and have fun! 



· Click the purple Register Now button

· Create your customized fundraising page and share the link asking friends and family to support you with a donation.

· Start cycling and reporting your miles (you will be emailed a link to sign up for our GUFE Strava mileage tracker app)



· Raise $250 and ride at least 25 miles and you will receive an Athletes vs Epilepsy water bottle.*

· Raise $500 and ride at least 50 miles and you will receive an Adidas Backpack.*

· Raise $750 and ride at least 75 miles and receive an Athletes vs Epilepsy cycling jersey.*

(Note: Due to production time, bike jerseys may take 6-8 weeks to deliver.)

*One item per person per incentive/award level.

Whether on a stationary bike at the gym, your family’s regular weekend bike ride through the neighborhood, riding to school or work, or your weekly bike groups’ multi-mile trek, you can log your miles, raise funds, and awareness.