Board And Staff

RIDES AND EVENTS CALENDAR

WED

29

AUG

Riis Beach - recap
30 - 40 Miles

SUN

16

SEP

C4C Training - recap
60, 80, or 100 miles

FRI

21

SEP

Cycle For The Cause - recap
Boston To NYC

SUN

30

SEP

9W Out & Back! - recap
20 - 40 miles

SAT

13

OCT

Ride For Life - Day 1 - recap
60 Miles

SUN

14

OCT

Ride For Life - Day 2 - recap
70 Miles

SAT

03

NOV

WED

07

NOV

Bronx River & South County Trails – Fall Foliage - recap
60 miles, or 13 to 32 miles with MetroNorth return

SAT

17

NOV

Cranksgiving 2018 - recap
Annual Food Drive

SAT

01

DEC

OC Holiday Party - recap
2018 was Awesome - Time to Celebrate!

SUN

16

DEC

Dyker Heights Lights - recap
30 Miles

SUN

06

JAN

Trans Alt - Bike Advocacy - recap
non-riding event

THU

17

JAN

South County & OCA Trail Ride - recap
30-40 miles

SAT

19

JAN

Art Gallery Tour
App. 10 miles - cancelled

FRI

25

JAN

Glen Island / New Rochelle - recap
42 miles

SUN

03

FEB

TUE

05

FEB

Member Meeting - recap
non-riding event

FRI

08

FEB

Rally For Bike Justice - recap
non-riding event

THU

14

FEB

Dating Around Viewing Party - recap
non-riding event

SAT

16

FEB

Dobb’s Ferry & Dirt - recap
40 miles

MON

18

FEB

Tuscany Ride Meeting - recap
non-riding event

FRI

22

FEB

Fort Lauderdale Pride Weekend - recap
OutCycling Fort Lauderdale

FRI

22

FEB

OutCycling Ft. Lauderdale - recap
30 Miles

SAT

23

FEB

Nyack/Piermont Trails Ride - recap
45 miles

TUE

05

MAR

March Member Happy Hour / Meeting - recap
Come Hear The Latest On The 2019 Season

WED

06

MAR

Jock-A-Thon 2019 - recap
Check out the LGBT Sports Teams in NYC!

SAT

09

MAR

Grant'S Tomb Criterium - recap
20 to 25 mi.

THU

14

MAR

Old Croton Gravel - recap
40 miles

SAT

16

MAR

5 Boro Series - Brooklyn - Queens - recap
App. 10 miles

SAT

23

MAR

SAT

30

MAR

4 Boro Ride - recap
30 Miles, Bike paths, bike lanes and mostly low traffic streets

SAT

30

MAR

Dirty Traitor Gravel Ride - recap
~68 miles

WED

03

APR

Spring Training Kick-Off Party - recap
non-riding event

SAT

06

APR

Spring Training Series - Ride 0 - recap
12 - 24 Miles

SAT

06

APR

Brunch In Harlem - recap
non-riding event

SUN

07

APR

SAT

13

APR

SUN

21

APR

Cold Spring Gravel Ride - recap
41 HILLY miles

SUN

21

APR

Spring Training Series - Ride 2 - recap
30 - 45 Miles

SUN

21

APR

SAT

27

APR

Spring Training Series - Ride 3 - recap
40 - 55 miles

SUN

28

APR

Tour De Staten Island - recap
35 or 50 miles

SAT

04

MAY

Spring Training Series - Ride 4 - recap
60 - 80 Miles (15-34 Miles if return by train)

SAT

04

MAY

Adventure Series - Ride 1 - recap
App. 35ish miles

SAT

11

MAY

Spring Training Series - Ride 5 - recap
80 - 100 Miles

SAT

18

MAY

Spring Training Series - Ride 6 - recap
35 - 75 Miles

SUN

19

MAY

Tour Du Bronx - recap
app. 45 miles

SAT

25

MAY

C4C Training Ride - recap
60

SAT

25

MAY

New Rochelle Harbor Picnic Ride - recap
40 miles (flat)

MON

27

MAY

Memorial Day Gravel Ride - recap
47 miles (fairly flat)

SUN

02

JUN

NYC Pride Ride 2019 - recap
Ride With World Pride!

SAT

08

JUN

Ride to Montauk from Hampton Bays - recap
about 80 miles

TUE

11

JUN

OutCycling Bar Night @ Boxers Chelsea - recap
non-riding event

SAT

15

JUN

Boston To Provincetown Ride - recap
127 mi.

SAT

15

JUN

Port Jefferson to Orient Point along North Fork - recap
60ish Miles https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30208685

SAT

15

JUN

End-Of-STS Party - recap
Non-riding event

SAT

22

JUN

Country Roads & Rail Trails - recap
30, 60, 80 miles

SAT

22

JUN

Inwood to City Island - recap
25 miles

SAT

29

JUN

Time Travel Back To LGBT History - recap
Fewer than 10 mi.

SAT

29

JUN

Pride Island - recap
non-riding event

SUN

30

JUN

NYC Pride Parade - recap
March or Ride app. 2 miles

MON

01

JUL

THU

04

JUL

Tarrytown OCA Gravel Ride - recap
38+ miles

THU

04

JUL

Riding to the Rockaways - recap
50 miles

SUN

07

JUL

↕️ Nyack, Maybe More - recap
42 (or 57?) miles

SUN

07

JUL

TUE

09

JUL

Monthly Bar Night @ Boxers Chelsea - recap
non-riding event

TUE

09

JUL

NYC bike Mass Die-In - recap
Non riding

TUE

09

JUL

SAT

13

JUL

Larchmont, Scarsdale & Rye - recap
65 miles (20, 43, 56 w/ MetroNorth return)

SAT

13

JUL

SAT

13

JUL

Rockaway First LGBTQ pride celebration block party - recap
Not sure of the distance

SUN

14

JUL

Palisades Park to 9W Market - recap
33 Miles

SUN

14

JUL

SUN

14

JUL

Fire Island Pines - recap
non-riding event

SUN

21

JUL

SUN

21

JUL

Fire Island Pines
non-riding event

SAT

27

JUL

SAT

10

AUG

Asbury Beach Ride Weekend
Aug. 10-12; up to 200 miles over 3 days

TUE

13

AUG

SAT

24

AUG

C4C - Ride Preview Day
56 miles, 67 miles

SUN

01

SEP

Outcycling Rides Tuscany
50+ miles per day (more if you want it)

SUN

01

SEP

Italy Trip
app. 50 miles per day

FRI

20

SEP

Cycle 4 The Cause, The Northeast Aids Ride
275 miles, 3 Days, Loads of Fun.

SUN

27

OCT

Tour De Bronx
~30 or 45 miles

SAT

14

DEC

Easy Rider 12 mph and below Steady Eddy 13 - 18 mph Speed Freak 19 mph +
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Graham Weinstein

Co-Founder

Graham, a life long New Yorker, first experienced the power of group cycling when training for and completing a 3-day 275 mile fundraising ride from Boston to NY. As a novice cyclist, Graham's love for cycling was born. In 2010, Graham together with his riding partner at the time created OutCycling, the leading LGBTQ+ cycling network for everyone.

As the former Communications Manager for New York Road Runners, Graham worked ten New York City Marathons and witnessed the power of bringing people together to push themselves, physically and mentally, toward a shared goal. Graham lives in New York City with his partner and 4 bikes. Read more about Graham and the early years of OutCycling here: Bicycling Magazine, AMC Outdoors.

Rafael H.

Rafael Herrera-Lasso

Board Chair, OutCycling

Rafael is Regional Director Marketing and Innovation — Latin America — Wellness at Pfizer. He is a global marketing executive with proven success in multiple CPG categories both in local business units as well as global headquarters.

A cycling enthusiast for many years, Rafael was in instrumental in creating and launching the NYC Pride Ride, a community-wide event that brings together cyclists from across the region in celebration of our diversity.

Jessica B.

Jessica S. Benson

Board Treasurer, OutCycling

Jessica S. Benson is Senior Corporate Counsel in the Employment Law Group of Pfizer’s Legal Division. Ms. Benson frequently is called upon to render advice and counsel on various workplace issues and policies.

Jessica was born and raised in New York and joined the OutCycling Board in 2014. The impact that sports and fitness had on Jessica growing up is what inspired her to become involved with OutCycling. In addition, Jessica is a mother of two teenage boys and believes passionately in teaching kids to find healthy, fun and rewarding hobbies.

Andre K.

Andre Knights

Program Manager, Fearless Flyers

An Educator in New York City High Schools, Andre has over 10 years experience in inner-city youth development and education. He is an experienced cyclist and knows first hand the health benefits derived from the sport. Andre is excited to blend his proficiency in youth development programs and passion for urban cycling into a program which help address the challenges youth face: higher risks of violence, suicide and substance abuse — often related to lower self-esteem and societal discrimination. The Fearless Flyers harness the power inherent in each participant to overcome their challenges one mile at a time.

Diany D.

Dianeldis Disla

Program Manager, Fearless Flyers

Dianeldis Diany Disla was one of the first Fearless Flyers participants to graduate from the program back in 2015. She saw the immense potential of the Fearless Flyers program and knew it was her destiny to be a part of this important mission. With marking her 5th year being involved, she has implemented a lot of new and innovative ways to help make sure OCFF seed is being watered and forming its roots. With 5 years of non-profit experience, background and community work, Mama Flyer has the formula to make things grow. She dedicates her time to manage daily operations for the Organization, not only for Fearless Flyers, but for OutCycling too. Her main objective for the organization is to go INTERNATIONAL and connect young queer inner-city youth around the world to this amazing opportunity that not only helps end Isolation, but gives its graduates FREE bicycles, helmets and locks.

Momo U.

Mohammad (Momo) Ullah, Pronouns: He/Him

Operations Manager, Fearless Flyers

"I first became involved with OC Fearless Flyers as a youth participant. The program helped me improve my cycling skills and social skills. It made me feel like I belonged to a team and was part of a larger community. Now I want to make sure I can give this opportunity to other LGBTQ youth in our mission to end isolation."

Chris K.

Chris Kearns

Coach, Fearless Flyers

Chris Kearns works in English language instruction and educational technology, currently serving as Voxy’s Academic Success Manager. He has worked as a teacher and teacher trainer throughout his career, most recently managing an adult education and workforce development program at Mercy Center in the South Bronx.

Chris found OutCycling when he was a new New Yorker in 2015. After experiencing how powerful the support of a cycling community can be, he decided to join the Fearless Flyers as a Coach in 2018. He looks forward to helping many more LGBT+ young people learn cycling basics as they develop leadership skills build community.

Cal G.

Cal Greene

Coach, Fearless Flyers

Cal Greene came to OutCycling in the spring of 2018 as the Coach for the youth team, the Fearless Flyers, and is looking forward to creating a space where LGBT+ youth can challenge themselves and develop cycling and leadership skills. He also serves as a team captain for Cycle for the Cause, the Northeast AIDS Ride and as a Diversity and Inclusion liaison for the LGBT Center’s Young Leader Council.

He has 6+ years in the Financial Services industry and currently works in the Chief Operations Office in Asset Management at JPMorgan Chase.

RIDES AND EVENTS CALENDAR

WED

29

AUG

Riis Beach - recap
30 - 40 Miles

SUN

16

SEP

C4C Training - recap
60, 80, or 100 miles

FRI

21

SEP

Cycle For The Cause - recap
Boston To NYC

SUN

30

SEP

9W Out & Back! - recap
20 - 40 miles

SAT

13

OCT

Ride For Life - Day 1 - recap
60 Miles

SUN

14

OCT

Ride For Life - Day 2 - recap
70 Miles

SAT

03

NOV

WED

07

NOV

Bronx River & South County Trails – Fall Foliage - recap
60 miles, or 13 to 32 miles with MetroNorth return

SAT

17

NOV

Cranksgiving 2018 - recap
Annual Food Drive

SAT

01

DEC

OC Holiday Party - recap
2018 was Awesome - Time to Celebrate!

SUN

16

DEC

Dyker Heights Lights - recap
30 Miles

SUN

06

JAN

Trans Alt - Bike Advocacy - recap
non-riding event

THU

17

JAN

South County & OCA Trail Ride - recap
30-40 miles

SAT

19

JAN

Art Gallery Tour
App. 10 miles - cancelled

FRI

25

JAN

Glen Island / New Rochelle - recap
42 miles

SUN

03

FEB

TUE

05

FEB

Member Meeting - recap
non-riding event

FRI

08

FEB

Rally For Bike Justice - recap
non-riding event

THU

14

FEB

Dating Around Viewing Party - recap
non-riding event

SAT

16

FEB

Dobb’s Ferry & Dirt - recap
40 miles

MON

18

FEB

Tuscany Ride Meeting - recap
non-riding event

FRI

22

FEB

Fort Lauderdale Pride Weekend - recap
OutCycling Fort Lauderdale

FRI

22

FEB

OutCycling Ft. Lauderdale - recap
30 Miles

SAT

23

FEB

Nyack/Piermont Trails Ride - recap
45 miles

TUE

05

MAR

March Member Happy Hour / Meeting - recap
Come Hear The Latest On The 2019 Season

WED

06

MAR

Jock-A-Thon 2019 - recap
Check out the LGBT Sports Teams in NYC!

SAT

09

MAR

Grant'S Tomb Criterium - recap
20 to 25 mi.

THU

14

MAR

Old Croton Gravel - recap
40 miles

SAT

16

MAR

5 Boro Series - Brooklyn - Queens - recap
App. 10 miles

SAT

23

MAR

SAT

30

MAR

4 Boro Ride - recap
30 Miles, Bike paths, bike lanes and mostly low traffic streets

SAT

30

MAR

Dirty Traitor Gravel Ride - recap
~68 miles

WED

03

APR

Spring Training Kick-Off Party - recap
non-riding event

SAT

06

APR

Spring Training Series - Ride 0 - recap
12 - 24 Miles

SAT

06

APR

Brunch In Harlem - recap
non-riding event

SUN

07

APR

SAT

13

APR

SUN

21

APR

Cold Spring Gravel Ride - recap
41 HILLY miles

SUN

21

APR

Spring Training Series - Ride 2 - recap
30 - 45 Miles

SUN

21

APR

SAT

27

APR

Spring Training Series - Ride 3 - recap
40 - 55 miles

SUN

28

APR

Tour De Staten Island - recap
35 or 50 miles

SAT

04

MAY

Spring Training Series - Ride 4 - recap
60 - 80 Miles (15-34 Miles if return by train)

SAT

04

MAY

Adventure Series - Ride 1 - recap
App. 35ish miles

SAT

11

MAY

Spring Training Series - Ride 5 - recap
80 - 100 Miles

SAT

18

MAY

Spring Training Series - Ride 6 - recap
35 - 75 Miles

SUN

19

MAY

Tour Du Bronx - recap
app. 45 miles

SAT

25

MAY

C4C Training Ride - recap
60

SAT

25

MAY

New Rochelle Harbor Picnic Ride - recap
40 miles (flat)

MON

27

MAY

Memorial Day Gravel Ride - recap
47 miles (fairly flat)

SUN

02

JUN

NYC Pride Ride 2019 - recap
Ride With World Pride!

SAT

08

JUN

Ride to Montauk from Hampton Bays - recap
about 80 miles

TUE

11

JUN

OutCycling Bar Night @ Boxers Chelsea - recap
non-riding event

SAT

15

JUN

Boston To Provincetown Ride - recap
127 mi.

SAT

15

JUN

Port Jefferson to Orient Point along North Fork - recap
60ish Miles https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30208685

SAT

15

JUN

End-Of-STS Party - recap
Non-riding event

SAT

22

JUN

Country Roads & Rail Trails - recap
30, 60, 80 miles

SAT

22

JUN

Inwood to City Island - recap
25 miles

SAT

29

JUN

Time Travel Back To LGBT History - recap
Fewer than 10 mi.

SAT

29

JUN

Pride Island - recap
non-riding event

SUN

30

JUN

NYC Pride Parade - recap
March or Ride app. 2 miles

MON

01

JUL

THU

04

JUL

Tarrytown OCA Gravel Ride - recap
38+ miles

THU

04

JUL

Riding to the Rockaways - recap
50 miles

SUN

07

JUL

↕️ Nyack, Maybe More - recap
42 (or 57?) miles

SUN

07

JUL

TUE

09

JUL

Monthly Bar Night @ Boxers Chelsea - recap
non-riding event

TUE

09

JUL

NYC bike Mass Die-In - recap
Non riding

TUE

09

JUL

SAT

13

JUL

Larchmont, Scarsdale & Rye - recap
65 miles (20, 43, 56 w/ MetroNorth return)

SAT

13

JUL

SAT

13

JUL

Rockaway First LGBTQ pride celebration block party - recap
Not sure of the distance

SUN

14

JUL

Palisades Park to 9W Market - recap
33 Miles

SUN

14

JUL

SUN

14

JUL

Fire Island Pines - recap
non-riding event

SUN

21

JUL

SUN

21

JUL

Fire Island Pines
non-riding event

SAT

27

JUL

SAT

10

AUG

Asbury Beach Ride Weekend
Aug. 10-12; up to 200 miles over 3 days

TUE

13

AUG

SAT

24

AUG

C4C - Ride Preview Day
56 miles, 67 miles

SUN

01

SEP

Outcycling Rides Tuscany
50+ miles per day (more if you want it)

SUN

01

SEP

Italy Trip
app. 50 miles per day

FRI

20

SEP

Cycle 4 The Cause, The Northeast Aids Ride
275 miles, 3 Days, Loads of Fun.

SUN

27

OCT

Tour De Bronx
~30 or 45 miles

SAT

14

DEC

Easy Rider 12 mph and below Steady Eddy 13 - 18 mph Speed Freak 19 mph +