Kathleen M. Pike, PhD

In the Public Square

Five Boro Bike Tour of New York City

The connection between exercise and mental health is well documented. For years, Dr. Pike has captained the Columbia-WHO Center for Global Mental Health cycling team with participants from the Young Professionals Board. The annual, 40-mile Five Boro Bike Tour takes riders through the streets of Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island. Their pedaling has raised awareness for mental health plus thousands of dollars to benefit GMHP.