On October 7, AFCEA will launch the first Cycle for STEM fundraising ride. A team of 20 cyclists will leave Pittsburgh on a 335-mile, six-day ride to Washington, D.C., to raise funds for AFCEA science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educational programs. On Saturday, October 12, 30 more cyclists will join the team that launched from Pittsburgh for the last day of the ride.
Plans call for growing this initiative into a worldwide, annual event in the coming years. Next year in the fall, 40 cyclists will ride from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C. The goal is to have 60 additional cyclists join them on the last day of the ride. Also in 2014, a fun ride for family and friends will take place at the finish line, and participants will ride out to meet the cyclists so all can cross the finish line together.
For 2015, the goal is to increase the number of cyclists in the Pittsburgh to D.C. ride and add chapter involvement, creating AFCEA Cycle for STEM Around the World.
You can help provide funds for students and STEM teachers across the world through corporate sponsorships and donations to individual riders. And spread the word so others also have the opportunity to support this cause, which is crucial to the future of our nation.