After the success of L Train’s fundraiser last October, the Larchmont cycling fitness studio will host its second annual 8-hour Crank up the Resistance Spin-a-thon to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation at the Larchmont train station on Saturday, October 17.
The wheels begin spinning at 9:00 am and cycle through 5:00 pm to raise money, awareness and funds for Juvenile Diabetes. Adults, teens, families and groups of friends will climb aboard the fitness bikes situated around the farmer’s market. Spinners will pledge $50 per hour and can ride for as many hours as they can endure. Accompanied by live music from local musician Michael Nappi and great music spun by a DJ, leading spin instructors will motivate bikers in their journey to benefit Juvenile Diabetes.
Individuals and team spinners will include children with type 1 diabetes, Girl Scout troops, Mamaroneck High School sport teams, and local merchants who have signed up to ride together in particular time slots. Additionally, bike patrol police officers will spin intermittently throughout the day to support their community.
Last year, around 110 bikers raised over $13,000. This year, an estimated 150 bikers are expected.
The mayor and other representatives from the Village of Larchmont, area businesses and local hospitals will be at the Spin-a-thon to show their support. Spokespeople from the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation will answer questions and further educate spinners and their supporters.
Some sponsors of the Crank up the Resistance Spin-a-thon are Citibank, ABC, Palmer’s Crossing, Powers Fasteners, East Avenue Café, Collins Brothers, The Coughlin Group, Chubb Insurance, The Larchmont PBA and Cara Martin Advertising.
Immediately following the Spin-a-thon, the public is invited to join the L Train and its spinners at Palmer’s Crossing where Michael Nappi will continue performing from 6 to 8 pm to celebrate the event. All proceeds from the evening will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
Laurie Parkinson is the founder of L Train, the indoor cycling studio at 2500 Palmer Avenue in Larchmont.