Veteran rider Julie Allen will be riding her 8th ride with no other than her daughter Cameron Lee, who will be the youngest girl ever to ride in the Bike to the Beach Century Ride from Baltimore, MD to Dewey Beach, DE!
Cameron has a twin sister, McKenna, who share a bond that is only reserved to twins.
When Cameron and McKenna were two years old McKenna lost her ability to communicate and was diagnosed with autism. However, with the advantage of having a sibling of the same age, McKenna has constant support and also an example to follow when it comes to appropriate behavior and basic tasks from her sister.
Cameron’s dedication in supporting her sister was fostered when she learned about Bike to the Beach’s cause and in fact, since Julie’s first ride in 2010, Cameron set her eyes on the Century Ride. In 2014 she decided that at age 12 she will ride with her mom and become the youngest girl to ever ride the 100 miles from Baltimore to Dewey!
Cameron trains with her mother on the Baltimore Annapolis trail and as well as the BWI Airport Loop.
The Allen-Lee family hope to increase acceptance and understanding for families with individuals on the spectrum.
McKenna loves to ride and according to Julie, when her training wheels came off “she took off with a big smile!” One day, McKenna will join her mother and sister for the Bike to the Beach ride.
For now, Cameron is proud to ride for her sister in her first 100 miles on a bike!