The 21st annual Nassau to Suffolk Bicycle Challenge took place on Sunday, June 25, 2017.
The ride is organized annually by the North Shore Kiwanis Club to raise funds for Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Center (KPTC) as well as other charities.
The ride is spearheaded by North Shore Kiwanian Tom Destio who started the event to "give back" to the KPTC for the life saving treatment his son received from them as an infant. This year there were 390 riders and the event raised $26,000.
Pictured is the K family at work: putting up the tent at Tappen Beach in Sea Cliff, where the ride begins and ends; The North Shore Key Club making 480 peanut butter and jelly sandwiched for the rest stops along the way; and Kiwanians "one and all" turning out on Sunday ….the day of the ride.
(Posted July 6, 2017)