Long Island Bike Challenge
BIKES BATTLE CANCER!
The Long Island Bike Challenge (LIBC) is an annual charity bike ride that inspires dedicated cyclists to ride across Long Island with the goal being to raise funds to prevent and cure cancer. $60,000 was raised by riders and donated in 2019 and over $285,000 since 2012! Every dollar raised by riders is donated to The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, which is the research branch of the Northwell Health enterprise and is headquartered in Manhasset, NY.
The LIBC is comprised of a dedicated group of committed cyclists willing to endure both physical and psychological challenges of training for and completing a bike ride across Long Island, as well as, securing donations from their individual supporters. Additionally, the LIBC combines support from dedicated volunteers, corporate sponsors and individual contributors. All are essential to the LIBC goal and model: to attain maximum fundraising efficiency while increasing its annual gift. Our hope and aspiration is to provide Northwell Health System physicians and researchers with the necessary resources to discover cures for all cancers.
The Long Island Bike Challenge is a registered 501c3 - an approved public charity as determined by the Internal Revenue Service. For additional information please contact Founder and Director Edward Diller directly at 516-606-4272, or Edward@lichallenge.org. Donations can be made online at or by check to Long Island Bike Challenge, and mailed to 1366 Odell Street, Wantagh, NY 11793.
For the 2019 LIBC there are 6 ride options from 3 different starting points. All distances finish in Westhampton, NY. The event is open to all cyclists willing to take-on the dual challenge of bike riding and raising money from supporters.