Board And Staff

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Graham Weinstein

Co-Founder & Board Member

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 husband and 4 bikes. Read more about Graham and the early years of OutCycling here: Bicycling Magazine - AMC Outdoors.

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Dieter Klemke

Founding Member, OutCycling

Dieter is one of the co-founders of OutCycling. He led many rides throughout the early years including a Swiss Alps tour. He now resides in Berlin, Germany and travels back to NYC often.

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.

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Jessica S. Benson

Board Member, 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.

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Christopher Mathias

President - Adult Division, OutCycling

Christopher is a long-time New Yorker and cycling enthusiast. He remembers fondly riding his orange 1970s bike with a banana seat around the Phoenix, Arizona neighborhood of his youth. That bike provided not only transportation but freedom to explore long before he could hop on a plane and travel the world. Christopher initially came to OutCycling for two reasons: to build a network of friends who share a commitment to healthy activity and love for the sport; and as a way to train for the AIDS/LifeCycle 545-mile fundraising ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Thousands of miles later he is thrilled to join OutCycling’s leadership team and assist in growing the community and its mission.

Christopher has over 30 years' experience in executive operations for international law firms and currently works with the legal and compliance team at the San Francisco-based payroll platform start-up, Gusto. He lives in Queens with a senior dog named Lola and travels the world as much as possible...in planes and on two wheels.

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Anuj Godhani

Treasurer - OutCycling

Anuj started outdoor cycling during 2020 and continued his adventures on the road. Cycling turned out to be even more meaningful when he realized its potential to act as a support system through the OutCycling community. Two years later he joined the board of OutCycling as a treasurer. He is dedicated to help this organization reach the many in need for a community in this Big Apple.

Anuj comes from an analytical background and currently works as a project manager and strategy consultant, primarily for financial services industry. He lives in Manhattan with his cat Mooshak.

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.

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Dianeldis Disla

Executive Director, 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.

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Mohammad (Momo) Ullah, Pronouns: He/Him

Development Director, 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."

Peter E.

Peter Eatroff

Operations Director, OutCycling

Peter has been riding since he was 6 years old, and it has been a consistent source of joy and well-being. His dad bought him a 1970 Schwinn Varsity when he was in the 7th grade and he has pedaled nothing but 70s steel Schwinns ever since. His favorite way to spent a weekend is exploring new roadways, getting lost, and then always finding his way home.

Peter joined OutCycling 5 years ago and has ridden and led countless rides since then. What he loves most about being part of OutCycling is introducing others to the extreme joy one feels while cycling. There’s nothing more gratifying than riding with someone new to the sport and watching them grow that same sort of love. His number one priority is ensuring that every rider on the road has fun. When he says, “Enjoy the ride!” he means it.

RIDES AND EVENTS CALENDAR

SUN

02

JAN

Zwift n Zoom - recap
60 minutes

SUN

16

JAN

Zwift n Zoom - recap
virtual

TUE

25

JAN

iMentor Info Session - recap
Mentor a NYC High School Student - Info Session

SAT

12

FEB

TUE

01

MAR

OC Travel '22 Season Zoom Info Session - recap
Hear about and help plan the '22 Season

SUN

27

MAR

OC Oscar® Pool - recap
Enter and help a NYC youth start cycling!

SAT

02

APR

Old Croton Aqueduct Tour Team Event - recap
Learn more about the history of the OCA!

TUE

05

APR

2022 Season Kick-off Party - recap
Welcome Back to WeWork

SAT

09

APR

SAT

16

APR

SAT

16

APR

SAT

16

APR

STS 1 – Rockland Lake (or Blauvelt ⛰) + Nyack - recap
56 miles (or 47-55 ⛰ miles)

WED

20

APR

Bronx Sights & Bronx River Pathway Team Ride - recap
27 miles

FRI

22

APR

Beach Ride Team Ride
26 miles - cancelled

SAT

23

APR

STS2 - Larchmont & Scarsdale (with Rye ext. option) - recap
61 miles (or 31 🚆, 49 🚇 miles) / 77 miles (or 48 🚆, 67 🚇 miles)

SAT

23

APR

Harbor Ring Ride - recap
app. 35 or 60 miles

SAT

23

APR

SAT

23

APR

STS2 – Larchmont & The Bronx - recap
42 miles (or 32+ 🚇 miles)

SAT

23

APR

STS2– Larchmont & Throgs Neck - recap
47 miles (or 33+ 🚇 miles)

SAT

30

APR

STS3 – Rockland Lake & Saddle River - recap
83 miles (or 30, 60 🚆 miles)

SAT

30

APR

GrNY SGS1 - Nyack & The OCA Team Ride - recap
30 to 65 miles

SAT

30

APR

SAT

30

APR

STS3 – Rockland Lake & Nyack - recap
54 miles (41 🚆 miles)

SAT

30

APR

STS3 – Saddle River - recap
64 miles (or 25 🚆, 41 🚆 miles)

WED

04

MAY

Volunteer Outreach Dinner - recap
Volunteers make it happen!

THU

05

MAY

MORNING LOOPS - recap
2 -3x around

SUN

08

MAY

GrNY SGS2 - Cold Spring Team Ride - recap
33 - 60 miles

SUN

08

MAY

STS4 – Saddle River Pathway - recap
42 miles (or 25 🚆 miles)

SUN

08

MAY

STS4 – Saddle River - recap
59 miles (or 35 🚆, 51 ⛰, 52, 75 ⛰ miles)

SAT

14

MAY

GrNY SGS3 - Katonah / Westchester Gravel Team Ride - recap
39-65 miles

SAT

14

MAY

STS5 – Valhalla & Purchase - recap
49 miles (or 12-23 🚆)

SAT

14

MAY

STS5 – Valhalla & Armonk - recap
61 miles (or 58 🚇 miles)

TUE

17

MAY

Cycle for the Cause Info Session - recap
Cycle for the Cause Info Session

SAT

21

MAY

STS6 – Chappaqua & Tarrytown - recap
61 miles (or 51, 66 ⛰, 70 miles)

SAT

21

MAY

GrNY SGS4 - Harlem Valley Team Ride - recap
46 - 65 miles (or more)

SAT

21

MAY

STS6 - Just the Picnic - recap
Join us for a picnic even if you're unable to join us for the ride!

SAT

04

JUN

Beautiful Weather & Some Beer! - recap
55 miles (or more)

SAT

11

JUN

STS7 – Oyster Bay & Locust Valley - recap
50 or 61 miles (or 27 🚆, 36 🚆, 48 🚆, 58 miles)

SAT

18

JUN

Overnight Pride Ride - recap
75 - 150 Miles

SUN

19

JUN

OC Pride Ride 2022 presented by Colavita - recap
#cyclinginsolidarity

SUN

19

JUN

OutCycling Fearless Flyers 2022 Graduation - recap
Come Celebrate OutCycling Fearless Flyers 22' on their special day!

SUN

26

JUN

SAT

09

JUL

Bike TOUR of the Old Croton Aqueduct - recap
43 miles (or 10 for NYC, paved portion)

SUN

10

JUL

Nyack Twirlin
50-60 miles - cancelled

SAT

16

JUL

Poughkeepsie, Brewster & Beyond
38, 69, 77, 86, 88, or 92 miles - cancelled

SAT

23

JUL

Intro to Bikepacking Class by 718 Cyclery - recap
Non-riding event: learn all about bikepacking!

SAT

06

AUG

Fire Island Pines Beach Day - recap
Beach and BBQ in the Fire Island Pines

FRI

26

AUG

SAT

10

SEP

Golden's Bridge Gravel Loop Team Ride - recap
31 miles

THU

15

SEP

Cycle for the Cause 2022 - recap
275 miles

SAT

17

SEP

Market Diner Delight... - recap
Approximately 25 miles

SUN

18

SEP

Bronx River Parkway Bicycle Sundays - recap
43 miles (or 33 miles w/ subway from the N. Bx.)

SAT

24

SEP

Classic Nyack! - recap
approximately 40 miles

SAT

24

SEP

Dirty Traitor Ride – 242nd Anniversary Team Ride - recap
~42-62 miles

SAT

08

OCT

Hudson River 2-way - recap
app 50 miles

SUN

09

OCT

End of Series Party - recap
Time to Celebrate!

FRI

14

OCT

Berkshires Fall Foliage Weekend
3 days, up to 145 miles - cancelled

SUN

23

OCT

Tour De Bronx - recap
25 miles

SUN

30

OCT

Brooklyn Perimeter Fall Ride - recap
~45 miles

SUN

30

OCT

Westchester Fall Foliage Ride - recap
24, 49 (or more)

SAT

05

NOV

Fall Foliage Bike Tour - recap
30 miles

SAT

05

NOV

OCA 🍁 Fall Foliage Ride 🍁 Team Ride - recap
48 miles (or less, or more…)

SUN

06

NOV

Bicycle Film Festival - recap
non riding event

THU

17

NOV

Hell's Kitchen apartment social - recap
Hell's Kitchen apartment social - 6:30 - 9pm

SAT

03

DEC

OutCycling Holiday Party! - recap
OutCycling Holiday Party

SAT

10

DEC

Holiday Lights Ride - recap
Approximately 20 miles

SAT

14

JAN

New York Gallery Tours - recap
non-riding event

WED

18

JAN

Info Session - OutCycling Provence Bike Trip! - recap
Info Session - OutCycling Provence Bike Trip!

WED

01

FEB

SAVE THE DATE - NYC LGBT Sports Network Spring Season Kickoff - recap
SAVE THE DATE - NYC LGBT Sports Network Spring Season Kickoff

SUN

12

FEB

Prospect Park Laps - recap
16.75 miles

THU

16

FEB

OC Travel - Info Session - recap
Cycle in Beautiful Provence this September

SAT

18

FEB

Manhattan Skyline Tour - recap
app. 21 miles

SUN

26

FEB

Prospect Park Laps - recap
20 miles

SUN

05

MAR

SUN

12

MAR

OC France Trip Info Session - recap
5-day Bike Adventure in beautiful Provence, France

SUN

12

MAR

Prospect Park Laps - recap
20 miles

SUN

19

MAR

Prospect Park Laps - recap
14 - 20 miles

SUN

19

MAR

Prospect Park Laps
20 miles - cancelled

SUN

26

MAR

Prospect Park Laps - recap
14 - 20 miles

THU

30

MAR

2023 Season Kick-off Party - recap
Welcome Back to Cycling

FRI

07

APR

Friday Lunch Ride to Market Diner - recap
30 approx miles

SAT

08

APR

SAT

08

APR

OutCycling Happy Hour!! - recap
Happy Hour

SAT

15

APR

SUN

16

APR

STS1 – Market Diner & Nyack - recap
41 miles (or 29, 35, 56, or 26 🚆 miles)

SAT

22

APR

SUN

23

APR

STS2 - Orchard Beach, City Island, and Bronx Bikeways - recap
52 miles (many 🚇 options along the way)

TUE

25

APR

Monthly Club Social - recap
Club Social and Drinks

SAT

06

MAY

SAT

06

MAY

STS3 – Saddle River and Westville - recap
62 miles (or 25 🚆, 41 🚆 miles)

MON

08

MAY

OC Travel Zoom - recap
OutCycling France Trip

SAT

13

MAY

STS4 – Saddle River & The Orchards of Concklin (+Nyack option) - recap
75 miles (or 42, 52, 59, or 87 miles)

SAT

13

MAY

SUN

21

MAY

STS5 – Valhalla, Armonk, and Bedford - recap
89 miles (or 75, 61 or 12-23, 43 🚆)

SUN

21

MAY

TUE

23

MAY

May Club Social - recap
May Club Social

SAT

27

MAY

SAT

03

JUN

STS6 – Chappaqua & Tarrytown - recap
61 miles (or 51 or 70 miles)

SAT

03

JUN

STS6 - Just the Picnic - recap
Join us for a picnic even if you're unable to join us for the ride!

THU

08

JUN

OutCycling Pride Ride Kick OFF Party - Jersey & Number Pick-up - recap
Come get your OC Pride Ride Jersey's at Boxers!

SUN

11

JUN

SUN

18

JUN

STS7 – Oyster Bay & Locust Valley - recap
61 miles (or 50 miles or 27 🚆, 36 🚆, 48 🚆)

SUN

25

JUN

NYC Pride March 2023 - recap
March or Ride app. 2 miles

SAT

15

JUL

Coney Island Ride - recap
30 approx miles

SAT

22

JUL

The Whitney Hopper Ride - recap
60 Miles

SAT

22

JUL

THU

27

JUL

July Club Social - recap
July Club Social

THU

03

AUG

OutCycling Beach House --- Summer 2023 - recap
Fire Island Pines

SUN

20

AUG

Asbury Park Beach Ride - recap
30 - 50 miles

SUN

27

AUG

Rockaway Peninsula Ride - recap
~35 miles

SUN

03

SEP

Divine Provence Bike Trip! - recap
210+ miles

SAT

23

SEP

Market Diner Delight...
Approximately 25 miles

SAT

30

SEP

Classic Nyack!
approximately 40 miles

FRI

06

OCT

SAT

07

OCT

Hudson River 2-way
app 50 miles

SAT

14

OCT

End of Series Party
Time to Celebrate!

SAT

21

OCT

SAT

30

DEC

Speed Freak Fast paceline ride Steady Eddy Moderate paced ride Easy Rider Gentle paced ride


RIDE LEVEL KEY

A - Speed Freak - Fast paceline ride

B - Steady Eddy - Moderately paced ride

C - Easy Rider - Gentle paced ride

The 'Ride Speed' indicates the target cruising speed on flat roads.