Lex Picillo to compete in CCAP Breakaway Benefit Cycling Festival

Swampscott’s Lex Picillo, 14, loves cycling. He’s competed in many cycling races and triathlons. And now he wants to help others in a neighboring state have the same opportunities.

The Swampscott teen is competing in the May 7 CCAP Breakaway Benefit Cycling Festival, a fundraising event for youth cycling programs in Connecticut’s schools and towns. The funds raised helps start more youth teams, empowers more coaches to lead and gets more kids on bikes, according to race officials.

This mission is something that Picillo holds near and dear to his heart. Cycling as well as triathlons has been such a massive part of his life. He can be seen training in and around Swampscott and Marblehead.

The Connecticut Cycling Advancement Program’s (CCAP) mission is to ensure that Connecticut’s youth and their families have access and exposure to an organized state-wide youth cycling league, according to literature from the CCAP.

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