Edward Diller - Why I Ride?
I started the Long Island Bike Challenge (LIBC) because I wanted to combine two great passions in my life, besides my family;
biking and health. Personally, my family and friends have benefitted from the latest medical research and the outstanding work
done at North Shore- LIJ. It was time for me to give something back to Long Island and all its people. I met the people at the
Feinstein Institute and described my plan to support their efforts. Instantly they were on board and for three years now we
have formed a collaboration. Together we have worked to promote LIBC in order to raise funds for advanced medical research
with the goal being to defeat cancer and disease while doing it right here on Long Island. I hope you join the ride or please
support the riders that undertake the challenge of training for and riding many hours in the heat and humidity to help others.
Thank you!
Why We Ride. Below are some of
the words of LIBC riders who have
chosen to tell their story of why
they are riding in the LIBC. Please
read their stories and generously
support their effor
ts.
Dennis Pazos - Why I Ride?
Cancer survivor.    Promote awareness for the need of additional research to combat this disease. Special thanks to Dr.
Lawrence Glassman and he staff at NSLIJ. I am riding for my Dad who passed away from lung cancer.
To support any LIBC rider click Sponsor a Rider
William Fuessler- Why I Ride?
In memoriam for Peter and Marie Corsentino
Pamela Waluk - Why I Ride?
I ride for family and friends who have lost their battle to cancer.
Nicholas Smith - Why I Ride?
In Honor of Janice Smith
Byron Paredes- Why I Ride?
This year I have the honor to be riding for my friend and brother in blue Mark Becker who is fighting this terrible disease as I write this.
the pain i'm going to feel for a couple of days is nothing comparing to the pain he goes through every day. #teammark
Gary Noonan - Why I Ride?
I lost my mother Barbara Noonan  to cancer this year and two days later my daughters boyfriend Matt Lifman lost his mom. I'm
riding to support the memory of these two very special people.
Lawrence Lifman - Why I Ride?
I My wife of 26 years Donna Lifman has battled cancer for the last 6 years. She conquered it 5 times. She passed on April 21,
2017. She was a warrior. She raised our 3 beautifuld children Jessica, Zachary, and Matthew. She also was a special ed
teacher who would continually go back to work as this was her passion. She ran 1/2 a marathon right after being told she
was in remission. She was a mother, a wife, and still a teacher teaching me to stay strong.
Ed Langone - Why I Ride?
I'm riding in honor of several friends and family, some who have fought and beaten cancer, and several who are in the fight
of their lives right now.
Dave Klosner - Why I Ride?
In Memorium of Dorothy J Klosner
Emily Noonan - Why I Ride?
I am riding in honor of my wonderful grandmother as well as my boyfriends incredible mother
Danny Ehrenreich - Why I Ride?
I am riding in support of my father who is cancer free for the past year and hasnt given up fighting and
for anyone else fighting this horrible sickness stay strong live on god
Philip Cicero - Why I Ride?
In memory of wife, Joanne and friends Gary and Jerry C. Also survivors: Tom, Stephen, Tony, Jerry, Paul
JoAnn Asaro Rizzo- Why I Ride?
I am riding for my Mom who is battling Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer that metastasized  to the  liver.
John Mahon- Why I Ride?
I am riding in honor of Donna Lifman
Kevin Porchia I am riding for my Dad who passed away from lung cancer.
Mitch Smith - Why I Ride?
I am riding for my sister Donna who has been bravely fighting cancer for six years, she is my oak tree bending but refusing to
break! I'm also riding for our DAD who fell to primary liver cancer 7 years ago. Cancer Sucks!! My sister Donna passed away at her
home on Friday 4-21-17. We now ride to Honor her memory, " Rest In Peace "
Alberto Bodhert - Why I Ride?
In honor of FAY MARIE DE CLARO (1983-2016) and AUDREY HAILEY GARCIA (2014-2017)
Anthony Bellamente - Why I Ride?
Riding for Emma Cook, Jamie Hayes, Eve Ernandis, and Dave Patel. All who have one form of Cancer or
another.
Juliet Daversa - Why I Ride?
Al Rotino
Dawn Balvin - Why I Ride?
I am a survivoir of Breast Cancer
R. Daniel Burt - Why I Ride?
My wife is a survivor of Breast Cancer
Lisa Daversa - Why I Ride?
Al Rotino
Richard Sensale - Why I Ride?
I'll be riding for 2 amazing people that made a very positive impact on me, my poppie and my Aunt Donna.
Noel Daversa - Why I Ride?
Al Rotino
Lyndon Espiritu- Why I Ride?
I am riding in honor of my father Rodolfo Espiritu who died from pancreatic cancer.
Jessica Kelly - Why I Ride?
I am riding for my mother, Donna Lifman.
Tom Kelly - Why I Ride?
I am riding for my mother-in-law, Donna Lifman.
Rockwell Fransen- Why I Ride?
Riding for Ema who is currently kicking cancer's ass.  For Pop, who fought hard and lived strong.  For
numerous other family and friends resting and fighting.
Daniel Fram- Why I Ride?
I am riding in honor of my sister, Linda, who passed away from ovarian cancer.
Vinod Sharma - Why I Ride?
My dad, he passed away due to illness from cancer. His repeated  saying that time was that &quote;America ( US ) will one day
find the cure for cancer&quote;. I am riding in honor of him  and doing my share.
Zachary Lifman - Why I Ride?
I am riding in honor of my mother, Donna Lifman
Lauren Zakheim - Why I Ride?
I am riding in honor of my friend's mom, Donna Lifman. She attended every single track and cross country meet
throughout college and cheered for the entire team. I would also like to honor my mom, who is currently winning her
battle against cancer. May she continue to be healthy thanks to the many people who dedicate their lives to helping
people with cancer and trying to find a cure.
Matthew Lifman - Why I Ride?
I am riding to honor my mother.
Fernando Bocaletti - Why I Ride?
I am very excited for my first LIBC! In honor of everyone who has been affected by Cancer. 62 Miles this
year and I'll do 100 miles next year!!
Danny Arndt - Why I Ride?
I am biking in honor of my best friends mom, Donna Lifman.
Arvind Rishi In Honor to the Cancer researchers and Cancer survivors
Vincenzo DiGiuseppe - Why I Ride?
I'm riding for JoAnn Asaro Rizzos mother who was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer and
metastasized to the liver. JoAnn is riding for her mother and I'm going to ride with her.
Jason Anderson - Why I Ride?
I am riding in honor of my grandfather Sig Anderson
Brandon Boos - Why I Ride?
I'm riding for those who can't!  Your health is your wealth and i'm blessed to be able to ride this ride.  
This ride is in honor of two great people.   Cousin Mary Mastrangelo who fought a six year battle with many
forms of cancer and at all times stayed strong, enjoyed life to the fullest, and was always glamorous!   Uncle
Frank Andriella who continues to battle with great courage and strength!  We pray for all those who have
struggled and lost as well as those who are still fighting!
Brian Mooney - Why I ride?
This is a great cause and a fun event.  I'm happy to be part of it.  Thank you LIBC.
Dr. Joseph Mills - Why I ride?
I am raising money in memory of Peter Corsentino and I am also riding for a recent passing of a best friend Brian Kenny.
Tom Cushing - Why I Ride?
Riding in honor of Jonathan G Kelley
Steven Bellafiore - Why I Ride?
20 years ago (July 19th 1997) my father, best friend & business partner Vincent Bellafiore passed away
from Cancer. After reading about this race in Newsday I wanted to ride for him and for all of my families &
friends who have all lost a loved one from Cancer - which is everyone. We have all lost way too many Cancer
Christina Giunta- Why I Ride?
Peter Levantino  who died a yesr ago from Lung Cancer
Am riding to support my patients who are battling cancer; hope this extra bit helps find new therapies to treat them