PHOTOS: Empire Ride for the DRI

Charlie and Andrea Rizzo, Zach Ivezi
Evan and Susan Rubinstein
Rachel and Bruce Siegel (far right) with fellow team members
Bruce Siegel, Keith Adwar, David Newman

A love for riding and a grassroots effort led cycling enthusiasts on a fundraising quest to help find a cure for diabetes during the Empire Ride for the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI). Donning DRI bike jerseys, 108 team members took to the roadways on Sept 24 from Southampton and traveled through the scenic South Fork through East Hampton, Amagansett and Montauk. The ride raised more than $50,000 in support of DRI and its mission to find a biological cure for diabetes.