Board And Staff

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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

FRI

22

FEB

Fort Lauderdale Pride Weekend - recap
OutCycling Fort Lauderdale

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!

SUN

02

JUN

NYC Pride Ride 2019 - recap
Ride With World Pride!

SAT

22

JUN

Inwood to City Island - recap
25 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

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

Fire Island Pines - recap
non-riding event

SAT

20

JUL

SAT

20

JUL

SUN

21

JUL

Fire Island Pines - recap
non-riding event

FRI

26

JUL

Rockaways Ride! - recap
App. 25 miles

SAT

27

JUL

Rockland Lakes & Nyack - recap
~57 miles

SUN

28

JUL

Harlem Valley Rail Ride - recap
80 to 100

SAT

03

AUG

Summer Streets 2019 - recap
18 miles

SUN

04

AUG

Bronx River & Purchase - recap
45 or 65 (hilly)

TUE

06

AUG

TUE

13

AUG

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

THU

15

AUG

Palisades Park to 9W Market - recap
33 Miles

SAT

17

AUG

Palisades Park to 9W Market - recap
33 Miles

SAT

24

AUG

C4C - Ride Preview Day - recap
56 miles, 67 miles

SAT

24

AUG

FRI

30

AUG

Orchards via 9W - recap
80 ish

SUN

01

SEP

Catskill Mountain Cycling Challenge - recap
29 / 57 / 99 nukes

TUE

10

SEP

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

SUN

15

SEP

BEAR MOUNTAIN - recap
70 miles

SAT

21

SEP

SAT

28

SEP

BIKE TO THE SOUTH POLE - recap
25-45 miles

TUE

08

OCT

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

SUN

03

NOV

Palisades Park and 9W - recap
App. 20 miles

THU

07

NOV

OC Karaoke Night - recap
Join the fun!

SUN

10

NOV

LGBT Sports Mixer - recap
Party with the Sexy Gay Jocks!

SAT

23

NOV

Go Fourth & Ride Further - recap
12 miles

FRI

06

DEC

Larchmont Ride - recap
35 miles (+/-)

SAT

14

DEC

Holiday Party - recap
Another Great Year - Time to Celebrate!

SAT

21

DEC

Holiday Lights Ride - recap
20 miles

FRI

27

DEC

Post Holiday Ride pt. 1 - recap
50 - 65 Miles

SAT

28

DEC

UPDATED-Post Holiday Ride pt. 2
40 Miles, +2800 ft Elevation - cancelled

SUN

23

FEB

Brooklyn Greenway - recap
15 miles

TUE

10

MAR

OutCycling Bar Night @ Boxers Chelsea - recap
Get to know other OutCycling members…

WED

11

MAR

OutCycling Tours and Travel Information Night - recap
Come meet the folks from Tourissimo Travel

SAT

14

MAR

THU

26

MAR

THU

30

APR

Social Distance Cycling - recap
Is it safe to ride outside?

MON

11

MAY

Voguing 101 - recap
Come support the Fearless Flyers Virtual Voguing 101

SUN

17

MAY

Grand Fondo NY - OC Members
50 or 100 Miles - cancelled

MON

25

MAY

WED

27

MAY

Evening Ride - recap
25 miles

SUN

31

MAY

SUN

07

JUN

Market Diner Ride - recap
30 miles

SUN

21

JUN

Tarrytown & Cuomo Bridge - recap
50 miles

TUE

23

JUN

ABC News - B roll video ride - recap
Couple of miles in Central Park

SUN

28

JUN

SAT

11

JUL

SAT

11

JUL

Summer Series Brunch
Summer Series Brunch - cancelled

FRI

17

JUL

Nutrition/Hydration Webinar - recap
FUEL YOUR RIDE LIKE A PRO!

SAT

18

JUL

SAT

18

JUL

SAT

18

JUL

SAT

18

JUL

SAT

18

JUL

SAT

18

JUL

SAT

25

JUL

SAT

25

JUL

SAT

25

JUL

SAT

01

AUG

SAT

01

AUG

SAT

08

AUG

SAT

08

AUG

SAT

15

AUG

SAT

15

AUG

SAT

15

AUG

SAT

15

AUG

SAT

15

AUG

SAT

22

AUG

SAT

22

AUG

SAT

22

AUG

SAT

22

AUG

MON

24

AUG

Fire Island Adventure Cycling - recap
10 - 20 miles

SAT

29

AUG

WED

09

SEP

Midweek Spin - recap
App. 20 miles

SUN

13

SEP

NYC Pride Ride 2020 presented by Colavita - recap
#cyclinginsolidarity

TUE

22

SEP

Montauk Ride - recap
Multiple Distances

FRI

09

OCT

Kingston Trip - Bag Transport - recap
SAG Vehicle Payment

SAT

10

OCT

Fall Foliage Ride - Upstate and Chill - recap
30 - 60 miles per day

SUN

18

OCT

Fall Ride - recap
50 miles

SAT

24

OCT

Open Streets Bike Ride - recap
10 miles

SAT

31

OCT

Hallowheel 🎃
Under 20 miles

SAT

14

NOV

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.