The fifth annual Wall Street Rides FAR charity bike ride benefitting the Autism Science Foundation will be held on Oct. 5 in White Plains, NY. This year, the ride is spotlighting select riders whose support and enthusiasm embody the spirit of Wall Street Rides FAR. This week’s rider is Paul Famighetti, Cumberland.
I’m pleased to say I’ll be heading north for my third go-round at Wall Street Rides FAR this fall. When it comes to scenic bike routes, I don’t usually need much convincing, and if I’m able to log some miles while raising money for an outstanding organization like the Autism Science Foundation, that’s all the better.
To top it off, the ride provides an environment where colleagues and rivals alike can meet and reconnect in a friendly environment. It’s no secret that our industry requires long hours, but in terms of time spent getting to know one another as people and enjoying the great outdoors, there just aren’t enough opportunities.
We’re also grateful for the opportunity to come together and raise money for a worthy cause. There are a lot of benefits to working in financial services, but they come with a responsibility to give back. Those at the ride exude this generous attitude, and true to this industry’s competitive nature, the donations continue to grow each year.
My exact plan for this year’s ride is TBD. While I’d love to do the 62-miler, the fact that I fly home to Austin that same day may put me on the 30-mile course.
Then again, maybe my hectic itinerary is just the motivation I need to train harder than ever and fly through those 62 miles – stay tuned!