Meet Craig


Hello, I’m Craig Stephan.

Nine years ago, I decided to write a book about the loss of my mother. I had never written a book before.

Being dyslexic, I knew the cards were stacked against me.

But I also recognized that my dyslexia had taught me a great deal about perseverance.

It took eight years to write my memoir, Riding on Empty. I pushed forward knowing that if I could help even one person deal with the loss of a loved one, then it would all be worthwhile.

In 2009, I started an Annual Bike-a-Thon. I ride thousands of miles each summer based on donations. All of the money—100%—goes toward cancer research at MD Anderson.

Here you can learn more about the Annual Bike-a-Thon, as well as share in the joy of these rides and make a donation to the cause, if you would like.

I’m riding for a cure… and I’m glad you’re along for the ride.