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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

SAT

13

APR

SAT

20

APR

SAT

27

APR

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

Graham Weinstein

Founder and Executive Director

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

In 2013, OutCycling created the first ever NYC Pride Ride with over 100 riders coming together to cycle and celebrate LGBT pride. The NYC Pride Ride has grown to an annual event held each June with over 500 participants. It was the success of that event that allowed for the creation of OutCyclng's Youth Initiative - The Fearless Flyers. The program helps LGBT youth ages 16 - 23 end isolation and connect to healthy community through the sport of cycling.

As a former communications manager for New York Road Runners, Graham worked ten NYC Marathons illustrating the awesome power of bringing people together to push themselves to achieve a collective goal. Graham lives in New York City with his partner and 4 bikes!

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

SAT

13

APR

SAT

20

APR

SAT

27

APR

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