Nick Basalyga, a 2014 graduate of NYU's Master of Social Work program and founder of In The Saddle, biked across the USA this past summer (San Francisco, CA to Philadelphia, PA). The cross country tour, which covered over 3,400 miles, was designed to generate support for In The Saddle and raise awareness about addiction. In The Saddle is a cycling-based non-profit organization for individuals in recovery from chemical dependency. Prior to founding In The Saddle, Nick served as a primary counselor at a 30-day inpatient drug and alcohol treatment center. Nick also has experience in after-school non-profit management in NYC, and served as a case manager for formerly homeless military veterans on the campus of the Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
To learn how to get involved and support In The Saddle, visit inthesaddlephilly.org