CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — For the third-straight year, current members and alumni of the Harvard men's lacrosse team will embark on a 100-mile charity bike ride in support of Bike to the Beach this Saturday, August 31. Starting in Boston, 24 current and former members of the program, alongside hundreds of participants will bike down to Newport, Rhode Island in support of the charity organization and autism research. This is the third year that Harvard men's lacrosse will participate in the Bike to the Beach charity ride and fundraising initiative.
"Bike to the Beach has been an awesome experience for our team these past few years ever since coach Lattell brought the tradition to our team," said senior Kyle Anderson. "It's a chance for our whole squad to come together and raise money for a great cause and also get to know each other a little better," added senior Chris Rota. "A 100-mile bike ride next to the same people will definitely welcome some interesting conversations to say the least!"
Founded in 2007, Bike to the Beach raises money and awareness for autism through its 50- and 100-mile bike rides across the United States. With events in six cities across the U.S., Bike to the Beach donates all the proceeds to Autism Speaks and local autism charities in order to support research efforts as well as families affected by autism spectrum disorder.
To contribute to the Crimson's Bike to the Beach fundraising campaign, click here.