The signature fundraising event of Beyond the 11th, is a 3-day 250-mile bike ride from Ground Zero in NYC to Boston. The first 3-day ride took place in 2004. We then repeated the ride in 2005 and 2006. We took a break and then resurrected the ride in 2011 and again in 2016.
Beyond the Bike 2016 marked the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, when co-founder Susan Retik’s husband was killed on the first plane to hit the World Trade Center. Together with Susan, we rode in honor of all the victims and rescuers who lost their lives that day. But we will also rode in celebration of the countless acts of courage and humanity that have marked the decade since.
To date Beyond the Bike 2016 has raised over $185,000. To sponsor a rider, go to http://beyondthebike2016.kintera.org/
Beyond the Bike is so much more than just a bike ride. We begin at the memorial pools at the site of Ground Zero, make our way out of NYC through the rolling hills of CT eventually arriving back in Boston. The 3 days are physically challenging which makes the accomplishment so rewarding. But it’s the people who make the experience so memorable. The small community of riders (we cap it at 45), the incredible support team, and all of the volunteers along the way make this fundraiser the best thing you’ll do all year…
Click on a thumbnail below to view images from our 2016 ride.