"Canyons to Cactus 2009" is a 750 mile bicycle ride from Grand Junction, CO to Phoenix, AZ for the 24th Annual HDSA Convention (June
5-7, 2009). In 1967, Marjorie Guthrie, the widow of famed folksinger Woody Guthrie,
founded the Committee to Combat Huntington's Disease, which evolved into the
Huntington's Disease Society of America.
As in the prior ten rides, the purpose of the ride is to heighten
public awareness of Huntington's Disease and to raise funds for family services
and research towards a cure.