Bike to The Beach for autism

Registration is closed for the four fully-supported Bike to the Beach Charity Cycling events for Autism research and awareness that we held in 2014, but registration is open for our first ever Florida event:

Our 2015 Events:
Florida Charity Ride - January 16th, 2015
  • Registration is open!
 
 New York Charity Ride - June 5th
  • 2015 Registration is opening soon
  • Click here to visit the 2014 event site.
Washington, DC Charity Ride - July 31st

 Baltimore, MD Charity Ride - July 31st

  • 2015 Registration is opening soon
  • Click here to visit the 2014 event site.

New England Charity Ride - September 4th.

OR ... Take the Bike to the Beach Challenge by completing 2 or more of our rides!

Also, if you are in the Washington, DC area, register for Washington, DC's Second Annual Cranksgiving, a charity food drive  that promotes cycling, community involvement, autism awareness, and hunger awareness in Washington, DC. We are excited to partner with Miriam's Kitchen to bring high-quality meals made daily with fresh ingredients to those in-need.

Join us by registering for Crankgiving: Saturday, November 22, 2014



About our rides:

Bike to the Beach is a 501(c)3 non-profit cycling organization that promotes cycling for fun and fitness while seeking to raise money and awareness for autism through charity bike rides from urban areas to nearby beaches. We believe that through our many events and our partnerships with Autism Speaks and local Autism charities, we can promote an active, socially and environmentally conscious community committed to a healthier life and finding solutions for the millions affected by autism.

There is a registration fee for our 100-mile charity rides and a $500.00 fundraising minimum (read our Registration FAQ for more information).  Bike to the Beach will provide all of the support you need to ride your bike to the beach (including giving you a custom Bike to the Beach jersey) as well as to reach the fundraising minimum. 

    If you cannot join us for one of our rides, there are several other ways for you to get involved.  We  host training, fundraising, and awareness events before and after our ride events that are  open to all. 

    Register . Donate . Volunteer


    Featured Event:

    Bike to the Beach is delighted to announce two brand new events that will take place this winter:

    • We are supporting our very first multi-state, multi-day charity challenge: B2B 1800 For Autism.


    1800 For Autism is a solo charity cycling event undertaken by Curtis Mason from Herndon, VA to Key West, FL, embodying the core values of Bike to the Beach: autism awareness, cycling, and undertaking fitness challenges.

    Curtis will begin his trip on December 18th, biking through Washington, DC, Richmond, VA, then head southeast into North Carolina and on to the Outer Banks, followed by three days biking through small towns in South Carolina before riding through the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge and into Florida.

    He will spend the next ten days biking down the eastern coast of Florida before arriving in Key Largo in time for the inaugural B2BFL. 

    You can follow his journey on Facebook here

    Inspired by Curtis, B2B is hosting its first Florida Charity Event during the final 106.7-miles of the B2B 1800-mi ride from DC to Key West.

    We are inviting riders who are interested in joining us as we pioneer a new ride. B2B is looking for experienced riders only, as we will not provide our usual high level of ride support (meaning fewer rest areas, less mechanic support, and chase cars).

    We expect riders to bike at an 18 mph pace and be able to bike at least 40mi without needing to stop at a rest area (typically our rest areas for our other rides are about 15mi apart).

    Although this ride is designed for experienced riders, we are making it easy for you:  (1) the route stays mostly along a bike path with minimal turns, ideal for long distance riding; (2) we have made convenient hotel arrangements at our start and finish-line, and (3) we have partnered with Key Largo Bikes for a fantastic bike rental deal that includes dropping off your rental to your hotel and picking-up your rental from Key West. 

    Join us for a winter experience of a lifetime! B2BFL is a great opportunity to prepare for one of our annual charity rides during the summer in New York, DC, Baltimore, and Boston without having to do it in freezing temperatures!



    Start Training for Bike to the Beach

    Bike to the Beach training season is here for all four of our charity cycling events for autism! We have a full training plan and a number of FREE training events planned. Click below to find information about our events and to download our event calendar to your phone or computer:


    Autism Speaks' 2013 Summary

    Our National Partner, Autism Speaks, promised a year of action in 2013. Watch the following video to see how Autism Speaks delivered results to individuals and families affected by Autism. A special thanks to all of the Bike to the Beach supporters who helped support our mission and Autism Speaks in 2013:


    Bike to the Beach on ESPN

    Bike to the Beach for Autism is proud to announce that our Executive Director, Robby Walsh, was featured on ESPN's 30-for-30 as a part of the Buick Human Highlight Reel. The feature profiles Robby Walsh's commitment to public service that started at Gonzaga College High School, flourished at Lehigh University through his community service and dedication as a college athlete, and inspired him to co-found and lead Bike to the Beach for autism.

    The 30-for-30 segment tells Bike to the Beach's story from its infancy to its growth into a multi-city charity event for Autism Speaks and other local autism partners.  The segment also highlights the Bike to the Beach philosophy of community, public service, personal dedication, and our mantra, Nil Volentibus Arduum - "nothing is impossible for the Willing".

    We hope that this story inspires the public to join the Bike to the Beach Community, support all of those who are affected by autism, register in one of our events, or donate to one of our Charity ride participants.   Watch the full segment here >>


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    Rider testimonial

    "It was an amazing experience, unlike any other endurance event I've ever done, including marathons, 5Ks and triathlons."

    "A great mother daughter bonding experience... great to spend the day with some wonderful people!"

    "B2B should be the blueprint for how organized rides should be.

    "A well stocked, well supported, epic day on the bicycle - I highly recommend it to anyone who loves to ride a bicycle!"

    "One of the most fun and amazing accomplishments of my lifetime. Do not EVER stop doing this ride/charity :)"

    "Hot, sweaty, dreamy, invigorating experience of a lifetime. The ride stands as a tipping point for my health and fitness to improve for the rest of my life."

    "One of the coolest things I've ever done. Great combination of challenge, charity & community."

    "Everything about the ride this year was perfect. And on top of that, my son and i easily raised nearly $2000 for Autism Speaks!"

    "This was a great ride for a great cause. It was also my first but not last century ride."

    "Beautifully organized ride on an amazing summer day with fabulous riders."

    "Awesome experience--did something that pushed me and challenged me-- was great."

    "The most fun and rewarding thing I have done in the past year. the highlight of my summer."

    "I trained and accomplished something that I have never done physically. I am addicted and can't wait till next year's event!!!"

    "Great time...good cause. Nice to have a target to push an old guy."

    "It was great. I love the cause, and the challenge. I plan on doing it again, and getting more people to ride with me."

    "This event is inspiring, and beyond meaningful for families like mine who struggle with autism everyday."

    "Bike to the beach was an amazing experience for me; the century ride was thrilling, it was for a fantastic cause, and the destination of the race (beach) was awesome."

    "Bike to the Beach was a challenge and an awesome experience. I am looking forward to participating next year for this cause."

    "It was great fun. It's an important cause!!"

    "Great time, great company, great ride and great cause!"

    "The feeling of community and the amount of support the riders received reminded us that we were all in it together."

    "Great ride with great people. It's improving every year and I look forward to watching it grow and improve."

    "An amazing training ride for anyone looking to put a few miles together. A great way to meet people while avoiding traffic to the beach!"

    "It was an awesome experience training and riding with friends united by the same dream."

    "I had so much fun. The ride was well organized and I'm looking forward to next year."

    "Very well organized, good route, nice folks, Great ride!!!!!"

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    Bike to the Beach is a 501(c)3 non-profit cycling organization [EIN 26-1809507] that promotes cycling for fun and fitness while seeking to raise money and awareness for autism through charity bike rides from urban areas to nearby beaches. We believe that through our many events and our partnerships with Autism Speaks and local autism charities, we can promote an active, socially and environmentally conscious community committed to a healthier life and finding solutions for the millions affected by autism. 

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