Board And Staff

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Graham Weinstein

Co-Founder & CEO

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.

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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 OutCycling 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

SAT

02

JAN

50º Ride To The Croton Reservoir Team Ride - recap
62 miles (or 23, 40 w/ 🚆)

SUN

10

JAN

River Road Ride Team Ride - recap
25 miles

WED

20

JAN

INFO SESSION - Group Nutrition Coaching! - recap
Peak Performance Doesn't Happen By Magic!

THU

04

FEB

Central Park Laps Team Ride - recap
6, 12, 18, 24 miles

WED

03

MAR

Round the Bronx Team Ride - recap
35 miles

SAT

20

MAR

Brooklyn-Queens Greenway Ride Team Ride - recap
36 miles (or 50+)

SUN

21

MAR

SAT

27

MAR

Early Season - 9W Out and Back! - recap
20 - 30 miles

SUN

04

APR

Spring Ride - recap
40 +/-

WED

14

APR

OC Travel Club Zoom - recap
Cycling Travel and Tours

SAT

17

APR

TUE

20

APR

Nutrition for Cycling! - recap
Fuel your ride!

SAT

24

APR

SAT

01

MAY

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

SAT

01

MAY

THU

06

MAY

OC Travel Team Happy Hour and Bag Drop Team Event - recap
Happy Hour and Hudson Valley Tour Kick-off

FRI

07

MAY

HVBT Single Supplement - recap
Single Room for 2 nights

FRI

07

MAY

Hudson Valley Bike Tour - recap
app. 100 miles over 3 days

SAT

22

MAY

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

SAT

29

MAY

THU

03

JUN

Winter 2022 - Tucson Cycling House - Info Session - recap
5 Days of cycling and good times!

FRI

04

JUN

Pride Ride Kickoff Happy Hour - recap
Pride Ride Kickoff Happy Hour

SAT

05

JUN

STS7 – Oyster Bay (NEW!) - recap
50 miles (or 24 🚆, 31 🚆, 38 🚆, 45 🚆 miles)

SAT

05

JUN

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

SAT

12

JUN

Pride Ride Challenge - recap
175 miles

SUN

13

JUN

OC Pride Ride 2021 presented by Colavita - recap
#cyclinginsolidarity

SAT

19

JUN

GrNY - The Full OCA Team Ride - recap
47 miles (or less)

SUN

20

JUN

Saddle River Pathway - recap
40 miles

SAT

26

JUN

FLAX POND BEACH
65 M - cancelled

SAT

26

JUN

THU

01

JUL

Morning Central Park loops - recap
12-18 miles

SAT

03

JUL

BABYLON TO FLAX POND
65 M - cancelled

TUE

06

JUL

Morning Central Park loops - recap
12-18 miles

THU

08

JUL

Morning Central Park loops - recap
12-18 miles

SUN

11

JUL

Nyack Twirlin - recap
58.5

THU

15

JUL

Winter 2022 - Tucson Cycling House - Info Session - recap
Arizona Winter Cycling Getaway — March 15-20, 2022

THU

15

JUL

Morning Central Park laps
12-18 miles - cancelled

TUE

20

JUL

Morning Central Park laps
12-18 miles - cancelled

THU

22

JUL

Morning Central Park laps - recap
12-18 miles

SAT

24

JUL

Cold Spring to Poughkeepsie / New Paltz Team Ride - recap
36, 54 or 64 miles

SUN

25

JUL

Orchards of Concklin Loop
70 miles - cancelled

TUE

27

JUL

Morning Central Park laps - recap
12-18 miles

SAT

31

JUL

SUN

01

AUG

GrNY: Bedford Hills to Chappaqua Team Ride - recap
35+ miles

SAT

07

AUG

Cars? What Cars? - recap
39, 69 or 88 miles (all require train)

SAT

07

AUG

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

SUN

22

AUG

Boring Century
102 miles - cancelled

SAT

28

AUG

TUE

31

AUG

Elmsford and Back (maybe more) Team Ride - recap
60

SAT

11

SEP

Market Diner Delight... - recap
Approximately 25 miles

SAT

18

SEP

Gravel, a dam, some beer & lots of trees Team Ride
42 miles - cancelled

SAT

18

SEP

Classic Nyack! - recap
approximately 40 miles

SAT

25

SEP

Cycle for the Cause 275 Challenge Closing Ride and Celebration - recap
Ride to Benefit The Center's HIV/AIDS programs

SAT

25

SEP

Escape Escape NY - recap
79.4 miles

SAT

25

SEP

9W Market Diner or Nyack - recap
Market Diner or Nyack Take 2

SAT

02

OCT

Hudson River 2-way - recap
app 50 miles

SUN

03

OCT

End of Series Party - recap
Time to Celebrate!

FRI

15

OCT

Berkshires Fall Foliage Weekend - recap
3 days, up to 160 miles

SUN

24

OCT

Happy Hour Celebration - recap
Happy Hour and Berkshires Trip Celebration

THU

04

NOV

The Caribbean In January - recap
Escape to the tropics when it's cold here in NYC!

THU

02

DEC

Mid-week GRAVEL ride to Croton Team Ride - recap
~38 miles

SAT

04

DEC

Holiday Party - recap
OutCycling Holiday Party

SUN

12

DEC

Zwift n Zoom - recap
20 miles

FRI

17

DEC

LGBTQ Sports Night Out - recap
TREVOR - a new musical

FRI

31

DEC

NYE Winter Ride (Prospect Park / Coney Island Easy Route) Team Ride - recap
7.5 miles (x2) ; 15 miles

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)

SUN

01

MAY

Five Boro Bike Tour - recap
40 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!

THU

04

AUG

OutCycling Beach House --- Summer 2022 - recap
Fire Island Pines

SAT

06

AUG

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

THU

15

SEP

SAT

17

SEP

Market Diner Delight...
Approximately 25 miles

SAT

24

SEP

Classic Nyack!
approximately 40 miles

SAT

01

OCT

Hudson River 2-way
app 50 miles

SUN

02

OCT

End of Series Party
Time to Celebrate!

FRI

14

OCT

Berkshires Fall Foliage Weekend
3 days, up to 145 miles
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.