First, can I just say GO SOX!!! ESPN ran a great article about the 9-7 win over the New York Yankees last night in Fenway Stadium. The Sox could not have started the season better. With such celebrity spectators as Lebron James and Dr. Dre clad in red, white, and blue, Steven Tyler (a Boston area resident!) singing “God Bless America,” and Neil Daimond belting classic “Sweet Caroline,” how could the Sox not overpower the rival Yanks?? Neil, we were singing right along with you!

As excited as we are here at the Montague Corporation that the Yankees hung their heads in defeat on their way back to the Bronx, I would like to turn a little attention back to the Yankees this morning. Lou Gehrig became an American hero during his thirteen years playing for the Yankees, and his tragic death made him a legend.

“After a full season at Hartford, where Gehrig hit .369, he became a Yankee for good in 1925. Once he replaced Wally Pipp at first base, Gehrig didn’t leave the playing field for over 13 years.” Lou Gehrig’s Website

Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth: Prides of the Yankees

They mean this quite literally, for Gehrig came to be known as the “Iron-Horse” for NEVER missing a game in his 2,130 games played for the Yankees. Gehrig further extended his fame by befriending legendary power-hitter Babe Ruth. The two teammates dominated headlines like no two players had ever done before. Ruth can be seen hugging Gehrig during his famous farewell speech on July 4, 1930 in Yankee Stadium among the 1947 and 1939 Yankee teams.

“Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth” -Lou Gehrig, July 4, 1939.

Lou Gehrig lost his fight with ALS on June 2, 1941.

“Sportswriter Jim Murray once described the tall, strong Gehrig as a “Gibraltar in cleats.” Gehrig’s character lay somewhere between the average and the mythic. He was a dedicated athlete, a caring son and husband, an honest man and an American hero.” (Lou Gehrig’s Website)

Every year, the Tri-State Trek raises money and awareness for Lou Gehrig’s Disease (officially called ALS) by biking from Boston to New York-a 270 mile journey. This is a great opportunity for any rider to get involved in their community and fight this horrible disease. The Tri-State Trek offers 1, 2, and 3 day packages depending on riders’ availability. Certain requirements do apply, but this is a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking to get involved.

This year, the Tri-State Trek is being held July 23-25 (Friday-Sunday), so it is convenient for even the working cyclist. I hope to ride my Montague Folding Bike in this amazing event and would love to see you all there!

Don’t forget to e-mail us your story about how you use your Montague Folding Bike to get involved with your community at marketing@montaguebikes.com for a chance to be featured in our upcoming newsletter!

GO SOX! And, as always,

Ride Safe!

The Montague Corporation