The Crossroads School
Mike Orfitelli completed his second Bike to the Beach on September 1, 2018 alongside Jeff Miller, a college friend.
“Jeff told me about B2B at a summer barbeque,” says Mike. “Initially, the underlying driver was to challenge myself and see if I could ride 100 miles.”
Now that Mike is more involved with the school and has seen the impact of last year’s ride, the fundraiser is even more important to him:
“I want to see the school continue to grow, because Crossroads provides opportunities for its students to have more fulfilling lives.” Mike says. “Many of us are motivated by the experience of feeling a sense of accomplishment. I imagine there are tears, there is frustration and failure, but then there are also breakthroughs. When I think about the students and teachers working as hard as they do every day, I hope that they enjoy those moments of accomplishment, the same way I do crossing the Finish Line.”