Friday, February 7, 2014

Pedal to End Cancer

Date: March 2, 2014
Location: B&S Fitness, Salem MA
Fundraising: $100 per hour / 3 hour event for the American Cancer Society
Website: Pedal to End Cancer
Ride Category: Charity

The first charity ride for 2014 is actually an indoor ride, giving no excuses for those fair-weather riders who won't hit the roads until May. (That's you, my dear irrepressible Cyclopaths.) On March 2nd, athletic clubs around New England, including B&S Fitness in Salem, will host the Pedal to End Cancer -- a three hour indoor cycling event to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Originally titled Spin for Hope, the fundraiser has raised more than $2.5 million dollars since it's first event in 2005. Riders register for 1-3 hours, individually or as a team, pledging to raise at least $100 for every hour they ride.

My original plan was to get a few Cyclopaths on board for this event as a team ... but we'll see. I know the fundraising for the Pan Mass Challenge and other ride events will weigh heavily on the decision. Either way -- as a team or on my own -- I'm in for it. (Anyone else?)

(For more info on joining the Pedal to End Cancer on March 2nd, drop me an email or contact Shayne Gaffney at