“NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR THE WILLING”
What initially began as a means of transportation was actually the setting of an epic story. Two friends (Ben and Joey) found themselves without a car or ride to take them from their homes in Washington DC to the Delaware Shore for graduation. No car, no problem! With two bikes, beach clothes, and the determination to join friends in celebrating their high school graduations, Ben and Joey biked 100+ miles to the beach and the tradition was formed.
The following year Joey’s brother Tommy, intrigued by the legendary story, joined the pair in biking to the beach for a second time. A tradition was formed, and each year following, a few more friends embarked on the 100+ bike ride from Washington DC to the Delaware Shore.
Why Bike with Us?
In the years between the first Bike to the Beach and when Bike to the Beach became a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the founding members joined the millions of Americans who are on the spectrum and their support networks. Each were inspired to make a difference for the AUTISM & disABILITY Community.
Bike to the Beach is not just the host of charity bike events, but a community made up of individuals, cyclists, local organizations, advocates, philanthropists, corporate companies and national partners. It is our goal to support individuals and families with autism and disabilities in the best way that we can. As a result, we focus on supporting Local Support Services, Research, Advocacy, and Awareness. We accomplish this through our balance of partnerships at the local and national level.
Why We Bike
We ride because autism is the second most prevalent developmental disorder in the world today.
“Proud to know I made a difference to children on the autism spectrum. An awesome cause that is near and dear to my heart.”
“The finish line party made it all worth it, sharing a beer with my husband, the live band and best of all the beach!”
“Sharing the last 10 miles with my Autistic son brought me to tears as I crossed the finish line.”