Welcome to the Kel on Wheels Benefit Drive
Corticobasal degeneration (CBD) is a rare neurodegenerative brain disease that has no known cause, treatment or cure.
Our friend and neighbor Kelly Koenig is a victim.
But he’s fighting back. He can cycle and he can sing.
So, let’s all join Kel. We’ll RIDE and raise money to fight this rare and progressive neurological disorder. Then later, we’ll ROCK and raise money to help the Koenigs defray the significant expenses associated with Kel’s fight.
Want to participate? Here’s how you can help:
Tour de Pole Line
WHEN: Saturday, July 17, 2010 (Rain or shine)
WHERE: Decorah, Iowa
· Approximately 32-mile scenic bicycle ride.
· The ride starts at Wold Park (Winneshiek Avenue and 5th Street) in Decorah, Iowa. You will roll along the Upper Iowa bike trail, through the camp ground, out the Madison Road, turn north to the Pole Line Road and back to Decorah.
· Registration starts at 7:00 am.
· Kel and Karla will take off at 8:30 am.
· Ride support ends at 1 pm.
· One food/water stop along the way
· Note: This will be a self-supported ride. Please plan accordingly.
Click here to register ($25)
Become a rider sponsor. You don't have to ride, but you can still be on a team! Choose a rider below and then click the "Sponsor Rider" button. A page will be displayed where you can confirm your choice, review the riders total donations, etc.
Walkers/Joggers. Although no organized events are planned, walkers and runners can enjoy the new paved trail systems along the Upper Iowa and in the nearby hiking trails at Van Peenan park and Palisades Park.
Then, stop by and have some lemonade and cheer Kel, Karla and the other cyclists as they arrive home.
Refreshments and entertainment for cyclists, hikers and supporters at Wold Park. Bring a guitar or kazoo. You’ll entertain us!
A special thanks to:
All Our Sponsors! (Click here)
Due to the possible unavailability of hotel/motel rooms during the weekend of Kel on Wheels because of conventions, etc.,
there will be rooms available at the Luther College Tower Dorms.
Cost is: $30 per person
For reservations please contact Erik Berg at:
Evening of ROCK
Music celebration/Fund Raiser for Kelly & Family
The Dogs, featuring Jody Koenig, Peter Ole Torvik, Erik Berg, Mark Stumme, and Special Guests.
Koenig & Sons, featuring Kelly, Verne, Gary and Jody Koenig and Special Guests
Peter Oyloe & Jammin’ for Karma
WHERE: The Elks Club, Decorah, Iowa. 402 West Main Street
WHEN: Saturday, July 17, 2010. Starts at 7:00 pm – Midnight Hour
COST: $10 minimum donation at the door (to defray medical and related expenses of the Koenig family)
Whether you can make it
to the dance or not, if you want to
donate directly to Kel & Karla, click below...
All proceeds from the music event at the Elks will be donated to Kelly and Karla to defray expenses relating to travel (Kelly has been accepted in the Mayo Clinic’s research program), medical treatments and related therapy and support costs. This debilitating disease requires enormous expenses.
Donations from Evening of Rock go to the Koenig family (non tax deductible but critical).
Kel on Wheels Donations for CBD Research
Kelly and Karla Koenig have requested that all proceeds be given to the Mayo Clinic program headed by Dr. Bradley Boeve and to the Cure PSP | CBD Foundation. Our goal is to donate 100% of your non tax deductible donations from the Ride to research.
We strongly encourage you to donate directly to Cure PSP or Mayo Clinic. They fund many CBD research efforts. Your donation is tax deductible.