“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 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.
“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.”