MIDDLETOWN – In September, a group of Sullivan County residents and avid cyclists ventured out on their annual century 100-mile bike ride from Bergen County, N.J., to Bethel. In 2018, the group decided to turn their annual event into a charity bike ride to benefit The Center For Discovery (TCFD) - a provider of healthcare and education services for more than 1,200 children and adults with complex disabilities, medical frailties and Autism Spectrum Disorders, located in Sullivan County. Through personal donations and corporate sponsorships, the group of cyclists raised $3,000 in 2019, bringing their total raised to date to $8,000 to benefit TCFD.
Corporate sponsors of the B2B include Crystal Run Healthcare, The DAK Group, Ltd, and Murphy, Miller & Baglieri, LLP. Known as the “Bergen to Bethel” or “B2B”, the 100-mile distance ride was organized 9 years ago by Alan Scharfstein, President of The DAK Group, Ltd. A group of Alan’s friends from New Jersey and Bethel, including Dr. Hal Teitelbaum, Managing Partner and CEO of Crystal Run Healthcare, have enjoyed the challenging adventure over the years.
“Once again, we have decided to make the Center for Discovery – an organization that does so much good for so many individuals – the beneficiary of the 2019 Bergen to Bethel Cycling Challenge,” said Hal Teitelbaum, MD, JD, MBA, CEO of Crystal Run.