On Saturday, October 2nd, cyclists will be riding with Bike to the Beach to support Autism and disAbilities. The ride is from Manhattan to West Hampton with the joy of jumping into the ocean after crossing the finish line. You can ride the full “Century” (100 miles) or join at the 50-mile or 25-mile start points on Long Island.
Meet Sam Levy
Originally from Paris, Sam moved to New York more than 20 years ago. He rode his first Century (100-mile ride) with Bike To The Beach and the Yes She Can team in 2020. Since then, Sam has become an avid cyclist and this year he will be the Yes She Can team Captain. Sam works in finance, lives in the city, and has two young kids and a dog.
Yes She Can Cycling Team was formed in 2016 by Allan Friedman. This will be our 6th year riding with Bike to the Beach!
The proceeds from our Yes She Can B2B team plus a contribution from the pooled funds are donated to Yes She Can to support our job skills development program.
I did it – you can do it too!
I have always been a cheerleader for our team but never been on the bike. So last summer I made it my goal to try the ride in September – not for 100 miles, but for 25 miles. To prepare, I rode longer distances during my Cape Cod vacation and practiced on the Westchester County trails. On September 26, 2020, Izzie, Paul, and I drove to the Long Island rest stop where the 25 milers were starting. I rode on easy streets and paths and only for a bit on a busy road. I made it to the rest stop and ate a sandwich (not doing that again) and went off to finish at the beach. It was a challenge but I loved it.
I was really proud to be wearing the Yes She Can biker jersey and crossing the finish line.