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Cycle for Good | December 8, 2013

Spin Your Wheels for Chanukah to Help Special Olympics and the JCC

This year, the JCC is giving people the opportunity to work off post-Thanksgiving calories and celebrate the Festival of Lights, all for a great cause. JCC Louisville is participating in a national stationary bike event called Cycle for Good on Dec. 8, the Sunday following Chanukah, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Jewish Community Centers across North America annually participate in Cycle for Good, which raises money for Special Olympics, the athletic competition for the developmentally disabled. The Louisville JCC event is working with Kentucky Special Olympics.

Staggered start times allow participants in Cycle for Good to ride bikes at the same time as other Jewish Community Centers from coast to coast. Individuals can rent bikes for $25 per hour or solicit sponsors to fund their rides.

“Spinning is a fun, challenging workout for people at all fitness levels and is one of the most popular offerings at the JCC,” said Tara Stone, Cycle for Good Coordinator. “This event gives people the perfect chance to do something beneficial for others in the true spirit of the season.”

The JCC will open its doors to anyone who wants to bike during Cycle for Good. Advance registrations are encouraged and can be made by calling 502-238-2726.

During Cycle for Good the JCC will also offer:
• Chair massages from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
• Hourly drawings to win JCC prizes ($1 per raffle ticket)
• Contests and games for the whole family for a quarter are from 1-4 p.m.
• Tattoos and popcorn for a quarter
• Pilates demos for $1

The JCC will be open to the entire community, free of charge during Cycle for Good weekend, December 7 & 8.

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