Spinning Nation Information
On November 3, 2012 Spinning®, the world’s leading indoor cycling brand, will be hosting the fifth annual charity event Spinning Nation. Participating health clubs nationwide will donate their indoor cycling studios for two one-hour cycling classes and riders from all over the country will collect donations from friends and family to sponsor their ride on the event day. Proceeds from this year’s event will go to Ride 2 Recovery, an organization benefiting the mental and physical rehabilitation of men and women in the armed forces.
Spinning Nation Facility Challenge
For this year’s event, we’ve created the “Facility Challenge” to inspire facilities to team up with their members and raise money in support of the brave men and women from their own community, who have served in our armed forces. Facilities that raise $10,000 or more will get the opportunity to allocate up to 20 Spinner® Pros to a military base or military rehab center of their choice!
· Participants raise money through donations from friends, family, coworkers, etc. Donations can be made by participants and non-participating donors two ways:
NOTE: Donors should put the name of the sponsored rider on the “notes” section of checks.
When: The Challenge starts now! The Challenge runs through the end of the Spinning Nation event on 2012. All donations must be received by R2R by Dec. 3 2012 at 11:59PM.
Where: Fitness facilities nationwide
Why: To raise money in support of the brave men and women from their own community, who have served in our armed forces.
“When we donated the first Spinning Centers to the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland and the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Los Angeles, we were immediately taken by the tremendous struggle that so many men and women in the armed forces face in recovering from physical and mental trauma,” says CEO and founder of Mad Dogg Athletics, John Baudhuin. “Seeing the program in action has really opened our eyes to the need for programs like Spinning to help these determined and courageous individuals recover from their injuries. When I first met John Wordin from Ride 2 Recovery, it was amazing how aligned we were in our mission to help wounded veterans. Spinning Nation is a perfect event to help benefit such a charity.”
“We are grateful for the support of everyone participating in the upcoming Spinning Nation 2012,” says John Wordin, Executive Director of Ride 2 Recovery. “The Ride 2 Recovery program and its partners like Spinning, United Healthcare, and the USO help bring support to our injured veterans.”