As Outreach Program Assistant (read: Americorps member who works with the Major Taylor Project), I get to help organize and lead rides with the Major Taylor teens, and we have a blast together. Since my final Earn-a-Bike program ended in December, I’ve been working on organizing great field trips for the spring, but I haven’t see the kids that I had become so fond of.
In a few weeks, I’ll get to see the kids again at a new event: the Major Taylor Spin-a-Thon.
Cascade Bicycle Club and Allstar Fitness are joining together to host a Spin-a-Thon to benefit the development and formation of a new Major Taylor club at Chief Sealth High School in West Seattle. Our goal is to raise $5,000.
On Thursday, Feb. 17, from 5 to 8 p.m., you can join the crowd at AllStar Fitness in West Seattle to ride a spin bike for one, two or THREE hours, at a minimum donation of $25/hour. If you don’t want to spin yourself, you can pledge to sponsor a Major Taylor teen rider to spin instead.
The Major Taylor Spin-a-Thon is half full and thanks to generous pledges, we are nearly halfway to our $5,000 goal! It’s not too late to help us reach this goal. We are expecting to have a full house, so register today.
To register, contact Ed Ewing (firstname.lastname@example.org, 206-778-4671) or Darcy Mullen (email@example.com, 206-957-6960) and simply let us know which hours you want to ride for and how much you are willing to donate to the cause. All checks can be made out to Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation, an IRS Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
Remember Rumplestiltskin who spun straw into gold? With the Major Taylor Spin-a-Thon, we can “spin” gold too. Come spin with us to help us reach our goal of $5,000.