At 4:30 a.m. on Friday, July 30, 268 cyclists rode out in the pre-dawn darkness from Washington, D.C. on an intrepid journey: biking 100 miles to the Atlantic Ocean. Led by a crackerjack volunteer committee who really do it by the book, the sweaty, boisterous men and women riders completed the century ride to Dewey Beach, Delaware, where the riders, their families, and Autism Speaks National Capital Area chapter volunteers rejoiced at the sprawling waterfront Northbeach Restaurant. Bike to the Beach has become a signature event in the cyclists’ world in DC. The funloving, hilarious committee’s oldest member is two months shy of his 30th birthday. To date, 2010 Bike to the Beach has raised $275,000 in donations. That’s over $1,000 in donations per rider.
As of this writing, our heartfelt thanks go out to our top fundraisers: Allen Parvizian, Brant Duber, Joe Galli, Greg Harraka, and John McHugh.
The names of our top two teams, Team Cam B2B 2010 and Team Camille, honor two young people who live with autism every day and are the reason for everything we do. Other top teams include SureClick, Coakley Williams Construction, and Gonzaga Lacrosse.
Special thanks to Bike to the Beach presenting sponsor Coakley Williams Construction, and our other event sponsors, many of whom rode in the event:
|Lindsay Automotive Group||Drink More Water|
|TIG Global||The Bernstein Companies|
|Balance Sport and Fitness||Hammer Nutrition|
|Spokes Etc. (excellent road support, dudes!)||DC2NY.com|
|Tommy Joe’s Restaurant||Colorworks Promotion|
|3D Writing Services||Design at Large|
|Metropolitan Moving & Storage||SAIC|
For more information and pictures of the 2010 Bike to the Beach event, please visit our Autism Speaks – National Capital Area Facebook Page.