Jerry's Baddle is a biathlon race that combines class V kayaking with a grueling 25-mile road bike ride. The Baddle was founded to honor the memory of Jerry Beckwith, a local boater and biker who succumbed to ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) in 2006, the inaugural year of the Baddle. Jerry was a beloved member of the Green River community. He demonstrated great courage and strength throughout his life and especially in his last years as he battled ALS. The small group of racers who come out each Spring to participate in the Baddle see this as a fitting way to remember Jerry--a celebration of life, community, and physical health.