For the first time since Cycle for Good started in 2012, Wellness and Member Experience Director Tara Stone was unable to complete her grueling four-hour cycle session due to an illness. But Fitness Director Ron Peacock filled in as best he could during the event on Sunday, December 19.
He was able to complete two and a half hours while cycle instructors Jen Hay and Mary Delk covered the remaining hour and a half on the bike to raise money for The J and Special Olympics of Kentucky. “My legs were a little sore afterwards, but by Monday morning I was perfectly fine,” he said. “This is a prime example of our great teamwork at The J. When someone needs assistance, we all step up as a team.”
Many others also rented bikes during the annual event, which raised more than $500 this year. For the first time, other group fitness classes got in on the fun and collected donations for the event as well as other donations.
There were several raffles for members to enter including donated items from The Fish House & Café Beignet, Dr. Mark Perelmuter and Mary Delk.
Cycle for Good is a nationwide JCC event with individual JCCs choosing a charity to benefit. The Louisville J has supported Special Olympics since its inception in 2012, raising more than $4,250.