WELCOME TO CYCLE 4 AWARENESS
Cycle4Awareness is an organization that was set up by the late Michael John Mirabella. Mike started the organization to rais…e money and awareness for autism. It was Mikes love for his cousin Joey, the bike that he just acquired and his thirst for adventure that started the ball rolling. Cycle4Awareness was born.
In 2012, Mike teamed up with Ryan Rickus and they decided that they would like to cycle from Philadelphia to Key West to raise money and awareness for Autism Speaks Foundation. On the 15th of August 2012, Ryan and Mike started there journey to Key West. Their goal was to cover 100 miles a day while spending their down time at a hotel, crash at a kind local’s, or under a tree, and that’s exactly what they did.
That following summer, 2013, Cycle4Awareness decided to change the organization they were helping, the route they would be cycling and would recruit a new teammate. Mike wanted to have a bigger impact, so he decided to help a smaller organization. Cycle4Awareness was fortunate enough to hook up with Athletes Helping Athletes Inc. Athletes Helping Athletes Inc is a wonderful organization that connected special needs athletes with student-athletes in the spirit of friendship for mutual benefit and inspiration. The new route was along way from Philadelphia, Cycle4Awareness decided to cycle the West Coast, from Vancouver to San Diego and managed to pick up a new member, Fergal Barry. On the 14th of August 2013; Ryan, Mike and Fergal started the journey down the West Coast. They had the same premise to cycle 100 miles a day and with the help of the website Warm Showers, they had places to stay.
On the 25th of September 2016, Cycle4Awareness’s members, Cathy and Terry Moeller, have organized a bike tour on Long Beach Island in memory of the Great Michael Mirabella. This event is for everyone. The event will consist of three rides,5 miles for the little ones, 18 miles for the beginners , and 36 Miles for all the experienced riders. The event will Start at 9am and run till 2pm. This ride will be aimed at raising money for a very beautiful cause. The tours will cost $50. There will be a “Beer Truck” at the end of the ride and everyone who participates will receive a T-shirt and a beer.
THE PURPOSE BEHIND SEPTEMBER’S EVENT
Our son, Michael was diagnosed with cancer in the fall of 2013 and sadly passed
away December 2nd 2014. Continuing work in the spirit of his philanthropy is our main mission. We will keep you updated on the child we are helping this year as the decision is made.