Bike To The Beach, a 100-Mile Ride, Will Feature a 10-Year-Old Cyclist

He's the youngest participant in the event's history.

Photo from the 2013 event provided.

Photo from the 2013 event provided.

Ten-year-old Cameron Parvizian is on the Autism spectrum, but that doesn’t stop him from loving to ride his bike. That’s why he’ll join 80 other cyclists Friday in the 100-mile Bike to the Beach New England (B2B) ride from Boston to Newport, RI. The one-day ride raises money for autism charities.

Although Cameron is the youngest rider to ever participate in the event, his father, Allen Parvizian, has been participating in the Washington, D.C. event for the past several years. This year, he decided to invite his son to complete the ride with him.

Last month, after spending time working on biking safety, endurance, techniques, and etiquette, they crossed the D.C. finish line together. Allen says that when they finished the ride, the first thing Cameron asked was when they were doing it again.

So Friday morning, the father-son team will begin their second “century ride” of the summer.

“For the past four years Allen has been a core member of the B2B community, as a team leader and top fundraiser,” said Robert Walsh, executive director of B2B, in a statement. “By doing the ride with his son, he is hoping to be an inspiration to other families affected by autism. We’re really excited to welcome Allen and Cameron to New England and to share their story with our community here.”

The third annual Bike to the Beach New England takes off from Boston College High School at 5 a.m., Friday, August 29. To donate, click here. For more information, visit