Wall Street Rides FAR for Autism Science Foundation

Sometimes, you can never go FAR enough. But Wall Street does its best.

Wall Street knows how to give back to the community and on Saturday, October 8, over 150 representatives from the Wall Street community will gather to cycle in support of innovative, life-changing autism research for the second Annual Autism Science Foundations Wall Street Rides FAR Cycling Event for Autism Research.

The Autism Science Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides funding directly to scientists conducting cutting-edge autism research to discover the causes of autism and develop better treatments. The ride, which takes place at Saxon Woods County Park in White Plains, New York, gives participants a choice of four scenic routes through the beautiful fall foliage of the Lower Hudson Valley: 4 miles, 20 miles, 30 miles, and 62 miles.

The event is being spearheaded by Bryan Harkins, co-founder of the Wall Street Rides FAR event and executive vice president and head of US Markets at Bats Global Markets and Alison Singer, president of the Autism Science Foundation.

I have seen the affects that autism can have on families, Harkins told Traders Magazine. Families affected by autism tend to shift the entire focus of their lives to providing a better quality of life for their loved one.

This event, he added, is an extension of that inspiration.

It’s our community’s responsibility to support those who need it, Harkins said. The vision for this event was to bring together my network of contacts (most of whom have shown amazing generosity) at a unique family friendly networking event all to benefit the Autism Science Foundation. There’s no event like it really. We have family friendly shorter routers for the casual and beginner biker, and we have more advanced longer distance routes for the more avid cyclist. It doesn’t matter what your level is. It’s about coming out to have some fun, building a sense of community, growing awareness all to benefit a wonderful organization, the Autism Science Foundation.

To donate or register go to, please go to www.wallstreetridesfar.org

And there I still time to ride, volunteer or cheer on the participants.

Harkins added that ASF is committed to the science of autism.

The foundations mission is to provide grants to the countrys top scientists as they dedicate their research looking for the causes of autism, but also for better treatment methods to enhance the quality of life for those on the spectrum,” Harkins said.