Father and Son Return to Team NYRP

By Nick Pace

"Public space and respect for the natural environment is under threat more right now than ever before," said Zach Kalet-Schwartz, 25, a video editor who lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn. "We need strong voices and actions, like those of NYRP, to oppose those threats," he said.

Zach and his father, Mark, will be riding for Team NYRP in this year's Five Boro Bike Tour on May 6 for a second consecutive year. Zach's former college roommate and Team NYRP member, Joel Simonson, invited Zach to ride in 2017. When Zach invited his father along as well, Mark, who is a physician and researcher, jumped at the chance. Although the Bike Tour is not a competitive race, Mark and Zach plan to keep a steady pace. "I can't let Zach call me an old man, I can still keep up!" Mark said.