This year, I am riding the full 100 miles! I ride for Finnegan, who has a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Mild-Moderate. Not only do I ride in support of him, but also to set an example by defying odds. I was told by providers 10 years ago that I would never bike, hike, or be active again. In doing this ride, I continue to prove those people wrong, and set an example for Finnegan that he may achieve whatever he sets his mind, heart, and spirit to.
Autism has touched my life personally and professionally. Professionally, throughout my career, I have had the pleasure of working with a number of children, teens, and young adults with Autism--all across the spectrum. I am riding to raise awareness and to raise money for Autism Speaks and so many organizations that provide amazing and much needed resources to individuals and families.
I am biking in the Bike to the Beach for autism charity ride to make a difference in the lives of the 1 in 50 children diagnosed with autism in Maryland. Autism is the 2nd most prevalent developmental disorder in the world, but receives less federal funding than any other disorder affecting children. These numbers are staggering.
Our Local Partners
“Bike to the beach was the first organization that was able to empower me personally to take action and make a huge difference for our local autism community. They make it easy for individuals and small groups to make a significant impact by providing all the fundraising infrastructure, and more importantly, an amazing weekend.”
Jack Freeman (Pictured with Father)Jimmy's Brother. Team Quest.
“His 2016 intro into the world of B2B got John (my son) off his butt and both was inspired to do the ride on the tandem with me AND participate in the fund raising AND it has boosted his level of confidence that much more!”
Joe Rigazio (Pictured with Son])John’s Father - Team Talisen
“I am a two time B2B Veteran and proud member of Team Doyle. My goal is to support this important cause and increase awareness for autism.”
Karen Oleyar Team Doyle (DC) - 2-time Rider
“Last year was my 5th consecutive B2B, and I have raised over $50,000 for autism awareness and research.”