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?