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


Ben Goldenberg
Marketing Director

Tara Stone
Cycle For Good Coordinator

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

LOUISVILLE, KY (Nov. 27, 2012) – Spinning dreidels, meet spinning wheels, your new Chanukah pal. The JCC of Louisville is taking part in a national stationary bike event called Cycle for Good on December 9, the first Sunday of Chanukah, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Thanks to staggered start times, participants in Cycle for Good will be riding bikes at the same time in Jewish Community Centers across North America.

Every year, Cycle for Good will raise money and give a certain portion to a chosen charity designated by JCC Association, the leadership network for the JCC Movement. This year, Cycle for Good is raising money for the JCC and Special Olympics, the athletic competition for the developmentally disabled.

Individuals can rent bikes for $25 per hour or they can solicit sponsors to fund their rides. Group cycle classes will be canceled for the day, but instructors will lead sessions during most hours of the event.

“Cycling is a great way to workout in the winter and is one of the JCC’s most popular fitness offerings,” says Cycle for Good Coordinator Tara Stone. “Cycle for Good is a great way to get a workout while giving back to your community. What better Chanukah gift is there?”

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.


About the Jewish Community Center
Founded in 1890, the JCC is a human service agency committed to enhancing the quality of family life and promoting the physical, intellectual and spiritual wellness of the individual. It provides health-related activities, cultural and educational programs that serve the community at large, including populations at risk.  Membership and services are offered to the Jewish and general community.  Through its wide array of programs, the Center pursues its mission of strengthening the individual, family and community. The JCC is part of the Jewish Community of Louisville.

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