Bike to the Beach combines fun, fitness and philanthropy into one fantastic event.
Why We Bike
These are the heroes living with autism that inspire us to keep going – fundraising hard and raising awareness.
Your fundraising benefits local organizations and support your neighbors.
How much fun is it? Let’s hear what they have to say...
Meet Mark Morrison
Meet Phil Sturgeon
Meet Scott Campbell
Camp Flying Point
“With my son on the spectrum and a typical daughter, there isn’t much they can participate in together. This camp allowed my son to be free of judgement and enjoy himself. My daughter saw that there are other kids who also had siblings with ASD. This allowed her to feel “normal. “Our family is so grateful for Camp Flying Point and all it gives to our children. You really have a wonderful thing going with this camp … amazing !”
– Nancy Sulzer
Girl Again Boutique
Carly Goes to Work | Yes She Can
When my daughter, Carly, turned 16, she knew it was time to get a job. We had been talking this up for several years. “It’s what good, responsible citizens in our family do over the summer when they are 16,” we said with conviction.
She knew we also expected her younger twin brothers to do the same when the time came, which helped motivate compliance. Gotta keep up with those brothers . . .
– Ann Searle Horowitz
RISE for Autism
Riding Lessons | RISE for Autism
“Thank you RISE for Autism for making therapeutic riding lessons a reality for our son!! We would not have been able to sign up for this session if it wasn’t for the grant that we received from your organization. Our son is thriving during his lessons — we have never seen him enjoy anything as much as he loves therapeutic riding ️. We are so grateful to RISE for Autism!”
– RISE for Autism Grant Recipient Parent
Kids Enjoy Exercise Now
The Hokey Pokey | KEEN
“My son is pretty anxious and tends to be a homebody, and due to the autism, he has a hard time with friends. KEEN is the one activity he always wants to go to, and he always has a great time. He loves talking to the volunteers and being part of the group…”
– KEEN Parent
Kids Enjoy Exercise Now
An Anchor Activity | KEEN
“KEEN has been a wonderful experience for my son who has severe autism and is nonverbal. As a youngster, he had so many difficult behaviors that we were forced to home-school him. At age 13, we had the opportunity to enroll him in KEEN, which we did with great trepidation because of his behavior issues. Well, he loved it. He loved it so intensely after the first session that he spent the next few months continually signing and asking for “DEEN” (his pronunciation of KEEN).”