Bike to The Beach for autism
|New York Charity Ride - June 6th||
|Washington, DC Charity Ride - August 1st|
|Baltimore, MD Charity Ride - August 1st|
|New England Charity Ride - August 29|
OR ... Take the Bike to the Beach Challenge by completing 2 or more of 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.
We are incredibly excited to announce the first annual 10-Mile Family Challenge as a part of our century ride from Washington, DC to Dewey Beach, DE to raise money and awareness for autism.
Bike to the
Beach has partnered with iCan Shine, a nonprofit organization which
provides quality learning opportunities in recreational activities for
individuals with disabilities. iCan Shine conducts over 100 five-day
iCan Bike programs in 32 States and 3 Provinces in Canada serving nearly
3,000 people with disabilities each year.
Our 10-mile Family Challenge is designed for riders who are on the autism spectrum disorder (ASD) spectrum. Each child must be guided in a family team with a 1-to-1 adult-child ratio. Teams have a minimum of 2 riders with no maximum so the whole family can ride together!
By incorporating the Family Challenge into B2BDC, we hope to broaden the scope and impact that our ride can have for those affected by autism.If you know a family member or friend who would be interested in joining us for the Family Challenge, please invite them to register here. Also, if you know someone who would like to volunteer for this portion of the ride, direct them here.
We are continuing our annual crab feast tradition with our 15th annual Bike to the Beach crab feast (this tradition began before B2B became a Charity event). This is a great time to reconnect with riders, share stories, and build the Bike to the Beach community!
This year we are back at Crabber's Cove (124 Dickinson Street, Dewey Beach, DE 19971) from 2:00 - 6:00 PM.
The Feast will cost $50.00 in advance ($55.00 after August 1st), which will include ½ dozen crabs, chicken, hush puppies, french fries, soft drinks and $10.00 pitchers of beer. Register here.
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:
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 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 >>
"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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