L Train’s 2nd annual “Crank up the Resistance” Spin-a-thon was held at the Larchmont Train station on October 17 despite the threatening weather. For over eight hours that day, the commuter parking lot, normally home to rows of stationary vehicles, was transformed into a fitness studio outfitted with rows of Schwinn exercise bikes.
In a festival-like atmosphere of cyclists, sound equipment and contagious energy, participants gave themselves to raising funds to help find a cure for juvenile diabetes. Invigorating music from a DJ and a live performance by local musician Michael Nappi kept the cyclists on track.
The event was sponsored by L Train, the spin studio at 2005 Palmer Avenue. A large heated tent protected the sea of cyclists from ominous clouds, unseasonably cold temperatures, and a relentless breeze. Overcoming obstacles like the impending storm, busy schedules, and a sluggish economy, the event sold out all 120 bike slots.
The event’s success was measured not only by the $50 bike donations. There was also an outpouring of support from local merchants and businesses who volunteered their time and resources, plus numerous other community volunteers. Among those who rose to the occasion were uniform wearing members of the Mamaroneck Tigers Football team and the Girl Scouts.
Immediately following the Spin-a-thon, L Train and Palmer’s Crossing hosted an after event party to continue to raise money for juvenile diabetes research.
Email Laurie@LTrainfit.com to donate or for further details.