Who We Are



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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 affected by autism. Each were inspired to make a difference in the fight to understand and treat a disorder for which the cause is unknown, yet is more prevalent than childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes and pediatric AIDS combined.

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 all who participate in our mission to promote bicycle riding, raise funds and make an impact on the community affected by autism.

Why We Bike

We ride because autism is the second most prevalent developmental disorder in the world today.


To Impact

“Proud to know I made a difference to children on the autism spectrum. An awesome cause that is near and dear to my heart.”


To Celebrate

“The finish line party made it all worth it, sharing a beer with my husband, the live band and best of all the beach!”


To Inspire

“Sharing the last 10 miles with my Autistic son brought me to tears as I crossed the finish line.”

Meet the Team

To support the autism community with friends and family.

I love the community and the time that I get to spend with the community at the Beach. I love meeting up with everyone the next day to crack crabs in Dewey.


I bike because Bike to the Beach days are the best days of my year. I love the challenge, the camaraderie, and doing something positive for my community.


I bike to help others grow personally and help the Autism Community


I’ve been connected to Bike to the Beach for almost six years. I would be happy to donate my time to a cause I really appreciate and enjoy supporting.


I have been a part of B2B for 8 years now, and I want to get more involved then just volunteering or riding at the events.


The yearly ride is so special to me – I look forward to riding every year, and would love to get more involved, to build an even greater event and increase participation.


I Bike to the Beach beach because I enjoy riding with friends, old and new.


I Bike to the Beach beach because I enjoy the ride and fellowship, but believe in the cause and am happy to contribute formally or informally.


My most memorable B2B moment was my very first ride in 2010. All 500 riders were leaving the city at the same time, and we came together as this awesome group: all 500 riders, 500 blinking lights, leaving the city together at 5 am to promote autism awareness.


I am involved with Bike to the Beach to support autism awareness!! (And the people are pretty cool too!).


I bike because I am a teacher and believe that autism awareness is a very important. The support Bike to the Beach gives to families and people on the Autism Spectrum is truly inspiring, and I love that I am able to help make a difference.


I bike to the beach because I am a teacher. I ride for Autism Awareness as well as spreading Disabilities Awareness. My sister (1976-90) had Cerebral Palsy, and I have a big heart and passion for spreading awareness to all.


My most memorable B2B moments have been riding with my friends and making new ones along the way. Its been waiting for friends at rest stops, seeing friends waiting for me at rest stops, changing friends’ tires (even though it took me what seemed like forever) …


I bike for my brother Brendan who was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 2 in 1992 and will never forget hugging my brother after finishing my first B2B.


My most memorable B2B moment was when Cameron Parvizian completed his first Bike to the Beach alongside his father and long time supporter, Allen Parvizian.


I Bike to the Beach because i was introduced over 5 years ago and love the work we do to raise awareness for autism. I also love the people who involved with this great charity.


I bike to the beach for so many reasons: great cause, great people, great exercise, and great fun.


The most memorable part of each ride is the finish line. Each year there are more family members, friends, and B2B supporters and volunteers cheering you on — it’s a big party eve


I bike for the participants of Lovelane, a local New England program that provides therapeutic horseback riding to autistic children with amazing outcomes.


I bike to bond with my family and friends who have joined me to make a difference for the millions affected by autism.


I bike for Hunter Brault – a young child I met while working in Indiana at the Ronald McDonald House in 2008.

Who We Work With

Our annual charity bike rides from urban centers to area beaches are made possible by our local partners who offer volunteers, marketing support and provide a local voice in the community.​​​​​​​ Work with Us

Spectrum Designs
Life’s Worc
Family Center for Autism
The Muse Foundation
The Grodon Network
Bloom Cycle
Upcounty Community Resources
Integrated Living Opportunties
Autism Speaks Texas
Family to Family Network
The SummerHouse