Benjamin C. Dalley: Bike To The Beach Continues To Support Autism Research
September 6, 2013
The fastest-growing developmental disability in the United States, autism (as well as its associated disorders) currently impacts an estimated 1 in 88 children. To address the need for more research funding, Bike to the Beach conducts charity bike rides to raise money for autism and promote cycling in general. A non-profit organization, Bike to the Beach promotes rides throughout the northeast and mid-Atlantic regions, in such cities as Boston, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.
While the organization’s beginnings date to 1999, Bike to the Beach was officially formed in 2007 and it conducted its first fundraising ride in Washington, D.C. that year. Since its founding, the group has donated funds to Autism Speaks, the largest charity in the U.S. dedicated to finding a cure for the disability.
Benjamin Dalley, one of Bike to the Beach’s founders, is an entrepreneur and business professional based in Washington, D.C. Dalley earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.