Ello! My name is Dylan and I'm a 28 year old from Cambridge, Massachusetts. I grew up in a Boston suburb, completed my undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting at Northeastern University in Boston and have spent the past 5 years living in the Boston area working at a local accounting firm. Despite these ties to the northeast, I do get out from time to time too! Having spent time in Thailand, Italy, India and various parts of the US, I really enjoy getting out and seeing the world.
I grew up cycling with my family as a kid but didn't revisit my two-wheeled love affair until discovering it was the fastest way to get around Boston during college (sorry MBTA). My friends and I quickly began going for longer and longer rides until pretty soon we found ourselves on multi-day camping trips traveling hundreds of miles by bike.
Over the years, along with cycling I have also taken to running and have enjoyed putting my two legs to work fundraising for many important causes. In 2012 I had the opportunity to run the Boston Marathon and raise money for a local non-profit, Respond, aiding victims of domestic abuse. In 2013 my best friend and I completed a self-supported cross-country ride to raise money for Fresh Truck, a mobile food market working to provide food access and community health in Boston. While I never complain when receiving praise for the physical aspects of these events, I realize that any pain I felt along the way pales in comparison to the obstacles that so many people face each day. Blistered feet and saddle sores are small prices to pay if it means that someone is then afforded the right to the life that they deserve.
Working with these and other organizations has stressed to me the importance of providing people in need with the resources to access what I believe to be basic human rights. By becoming involved with Bike & Build I look forward to helping those in need to gain access to affordable housing and a better life!
|Dylan has currently raised $5,475.|
That's 68% of his $8,000 fundraising goal.