Billy Joel to join Cuomo on NY breast cancer motorcycle ride

Posted at 7:40 AM, Jun 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-27 14:43:47-04

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will hit the road alongside music icon Billy Joel in a statewide motorcycle ride to raise awareness about breast cancer.

Cuomo will begin the ride Monday morning in Kings Park, on Long Island.

Along the way, the Democratic governor is poised to sign legislation that expands access to breast cancer screenings. The legislation compels 210 hospitals to expand hours when mammograms are offered and requires insurance companies to eliminate deductibles and copays for the screening and other diagnostic tests.

Cuomo will ride alongside the Piano Man and the governor's girlfriend, Food Network star and breast cancer survivor Sandra Lee. They'll travel into Manhattan and then head upstate, ending in New Paltz.

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in New York.