Please join us for this very special 25th Anniversary Ride honoring Tom De Stio and The De Stio Family, who have consistently put on a successful, challenging and fun event for all these years, to help the children of our community!For the past 25 years, the Kiwanis Club of North Shore Long Island has conducted the Nassau to Suffolk Bicycle Challenge on Long Island now renamed as the Nassau Bicycle Challenge. The event was begun by Tom DeStio, whose son was born prematurely and with multiple health issues. He was taken care of in the Critical Care Unit of the Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Center (KPTC) in Cohen Children’s Medical Center, now located in New Hyde Park. When Tom joined Kiwanis, he realized that it was the perfect venue for facilitating his “giving back”. He and his family have been involved ever since. Enjoy some of the best riding the North Shore of LI has to offer. You will hug the coast and see some of the most impressive views of The Long Island Sound. This ride will offer a few good climbs and some fast straightaways with one rest stop with water, snacks and comfort station. When you return to the parking lot, you will be greeted with warm smiles, water and snacks.
Event details and schedule
This event will take place on June 27th, 2021. The 35-Mile ride will leave starting at 8:00AM, and the 25-Mile ride will leave starting at 8:30AM. We will have a staggered start due to COVID-19 precautions.
On the day of the event, we recommend you bring the following:
- Helmet (Required)
- Air Pump
- Spare Tubes
- Patch Kit
- Cell Phone
- Reflective Light or LED Light