Ride a Bike, Make a Difference
New York City – With nearly 600,000 miles biked across seven of the country’s biggest cities, Bike to the Beach returns to New York City for their yearly 100-mile bike ride. Bike to the Beach is a non-profit organization that teams up with local charities to make a difference within the nation’s growing community of people affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDDs).
Cultivating a Community
Bike to the Beach uses their size to take care of all of the planning that goes into big fundraisers. From legal fees, to permits and advertising, Bike to the Beach are experts at planning these big events. This allows smaller orgs to participate in a massive event that they couldn’t plan on their own. By enabling local partners to use the provided infrastructure and fundraise directly for their specific organization, Bike to the Beach’s local partners often keep 100% of the money they raised for their team.
Bike to the Beach also helps connect organizations that are working toward similar goals, creating a community of like-minded thinkers and a network of resources. Sharing ideas across local nonprofits benefits the entire community. Some local organizations that have benefited from being involved in Bike to the Beach include Flying Point Foundation for Autism, Autism Society of Nassau/Suffolk, and Yes She Can to name a few.
Team Talisen has been participating in Bike to the Beach’s NYC events since 2016, raising nearly $300,000 over the past five years, despite COVID-19 and its effects. As the city continues to ease its restrictions this summer, Talisen is hoping to break the fundraising record for a third year in a row and pass the $70,000 mark.
A Century full of Charity
The New York Ride will take place on Saturday, September 24, 2022. Riders that want to make the full 100-mile trek will start their journey in downtown NYC at Stuyvesant Plaza High School.
For a less tiring journey, there are also 50- and 25-mile starting points set up along the route. The 50-mile starting line will be at Long Island Racquet and Fitness in Wantagh, NY, and the 25-mile starting line will be at Corey’s Creek Park in Shirley, NY.
Bike to the Beach sets up multiple rest stops along the route, each sponsored by different organizations. Grab some water, take a break, and meet other people that are looking to make a difference in their community!
The route will end at Tiki Joe’s Smith Point. Here, Bike to the Beach will host a party on the beach for everyone there. There will be snacks, drinks, and t-shirts for everyone who finished the bike ride. They will also provide a bus ride back to the city!
The organization also hosts rides in Miami, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Boston, and Houston, and even as far West as California.
If you would like to get involved, but have more questions, please visit the Bike to the Beach website. You can also contact Team Talisen ride captain, Andrew Knox, at firstname.lastname@example.org