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Bike for autism this weekend

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Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 10:30 am

Enjoy biking? Well, this Saturday you can pedal for a good cause.

New York Families for Austistic Children, in partnership with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, will be hosting its first annual “Loop” bike ride on Saturday to benefit the organization and its mission.

The event will kick off at NYFAC’s headquarters at 164-14 Cross Bay Blvd. in Howard Beach and do a loop around Jamaica Bay, crossing three bridges and visiting Brooklyn before returning back to NYFAC. Spotters and sign guides will be posted at every turn.

The entire loop will be 20 miles, but for those who prefer a shorter ride, there is also a 10-mile “half loop.” There is a $20 minimum sponsorship to join the ride and cyclists will receive a T-shirt. All riders must wear helmets and protective gear. Attendees are invited to a barbecue at the end of the race.

All proceeds will benefit NYFAC and JDRF. Cyclists can register online at NYFAC.org/bike, or register on-site starting at 8 a.m. Register early to guarantee a T-shirt.

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