Last month I was lucky enough to participate in the Cycle for Survival event in Greenwich, CT. My company has been active in other Cycle for Survival events across the country and I was happy to get a team together for our Connecticut location!
What is Cycle for Survival?
Cycle for Survival is the movement to beat rare cancers. Our high-energy indoor team cycling events provide a tangible way for you to fight back—100% of all money raised directly funds lifesaving rare cancer research. Join the Battle.
The one thing I love about Cycle for Survival is that 100% of the funds raised go directly to cancer research. The only way we’ll every find a cure for cancer, especially rare cancers, is through extensive research.
My event was at a local Equinox gym. There were approximately 100 spinning bikes displayed out on the main floor. My team reserved 1 bike so we all took turns riding. Luckily our bike was on the left side of the room in the second row so I had a good view of both spinning instructors. The bikes were equipped with a towel, water and an orange pom-pom – so much fun! There was also a break room that had coffee, water, fruit and bagels. I enjoyed some food after my ride was complete.
During my ride I had two awesome instructors. The instructors keep the event flowing and also provide a great amount of energy. The songs they selected were super fun to spin to and they made sure tons of motivational words throughout the ride. Honestly the ride felt like a party on a bike – I loved it!
The Tribute Wall
While I was waiting to do my ride, I checked out the Tribute Wall. Participants were encouraged to fill out cards to honor a loved one and state why the ride was important to them. It was sad, but also touching to see all of the messages on the wall. All of the riders were there for one reason – to beat cancer.
If you’re in the NYC area, there are still rides available through March 12. Click here for details.
This was my first year, but certainly not my last. I cannot wait to participate in the event next year!
Have you ever participated in a Cycle for Survival event?
I’m linking up with Annmarie from The Fit Foodie Mama, Jen from Pretty Little Grub and Nicole from FitFul Focus for Wild Workout Wednesday.
Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner says
I just love it when we can use our passion for exercise to do something good. These events are great!
I got so much out of the experience. It was wonderful!
Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home says
I love events like this! The CrossFit box where I train with Becky did something like this a few years ago with the rower. One of the members died of a brain tumor, so they raised money for brain tumor research. I rowed a 10k! It was wonderful.
Awwe what an amazing thing to do for the member that passed away. I love when we can use fitness as a way to give back and bring attention to causes.
Jen @ pretty little grub says
What a fabulous event. It definitely leaves you feeling motivated.
After I finished I automatically thought about doing it again next year!
Janelle @ Run With No Regrets says
Last November I participated in a similar event with AACR…it was an amazing time, such positivity and a lot of fun! I’d love to do more cycling events for charity!
Me too! I hope I can find similar events in my area 🙂
Sandra Laflamme says
I hadn’t heard of this event before but it sounds like one for a great cause. How fun to spin with a team too!
It was super fun and inspirational at the same time!
I’ve never done an event like this but it sounds like it was both meaningful and enjoyable. I’ll have to look for one of these near me!
It’s a great experience. If you have one near you for next year, you should check it out!
Susie @ Suzlyfe says
Erica did this with her crew (they do it every year) and had a blast, plus major $$ raised! I want to do the spin4 for CCFA
Yes!! Erica’s team did an amazing job this year!!
Mary Beth Jackson says
This is the first I have ever heard of it- what an awesome event! Congrats to you and your team 🙂
Thanks Mary Beth! They have a few events across the country and they are always adding locations so they may come to your neck of the woods!
I’ve never even heard of this event! This sounds incredibly fun and for such a wonderful cause. I would definitely be up for this if it was available in our area.
I first heard about it last year. I hope they come to your area for an event!
This looks like such an awesome event! I wish I lived closer to a bigger city so I could participate in something like this!
Thanks Annmarie! Hopefully they will bring this event to Syracuse so you can participate!
Kimberly Hatting says
I love events like these…. participants using their power & fitness to not only push themselves, but also to support a great cause 😉
I couldn’t agree with you more!
I’ve donated to this event in the past but I haven’t actually done one. Congrats to you!
Thanks Marcia! If you ever get the chance I highly recommend doing one os these events!
Angela @marathonsandmotivation.com says
This sounds like such a great event! I need to do one, Great Job on yours!!! 🙂
Thanks so much Angela!
Kathryn @ Dancing to Running says
What an incredibly powerful experience. Its always fun to be able to do an activity that we enjoy that is connected to charity.
I totally agree. I love when we can use fitness to bring attention to and raise money for issues.
Nicole @ Fitful Focus says
I’ve never done Cycle for Survival, but I’ve always wanted to. It’s such a great cause and sounds so fun!
It’s such a great event for a good cause!
Abby @BackatSquareZero says
What a cool event and great workout, I would totally be down for something like this.
I hope they bring the event to your area!
Cynthia @ You Signed Up For WHAT?! says
I heard about this but didn’t know much about it – I’m so glad to learn more about your experience!
It’s an awesome experience. If you get a chance to do it, I highly recommend it!
Patty @ Reach Your Peak says
It’s an awesome event! I did it last year for my studio and they had a yoga class to benefit as well.
That’s awesome! I really can’t wait to do it again next year!!