Break a sweat for a good cause this winter.
Revolution Indoor Cycling recently announced the details of its fourth annual Rock the Ride, an indoor team cycling fundraiser to benefit the St. John’s Hospital Foundation Stroke and Cardiac Fund. The event will take place March 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dancers’ Workshop at the Center for the Arts.
Last year, the event saw 60 teams and some individual riders who had suffered strokes in the past.
“This event is compelling, largely due to the number of people in our community who have been impacted by stroke,” Foundation President John Goettler said in a press release.
One of those riders is Revolution owner and event founder Julie Guttormson. She had a stroke in 2006 at the age of 31. She has since completed an Ironman triathlon and launched her fitness business.
“I had the idea of this event in my mind from the day I opened Revolution almost seven years ago,” she said in a press release. “I knew that bringing fun and fitness together are what we do best, and based on my own experience I had a platform to help make a difference in people’s lives right here in our community.”
Rock the Ride consists of teams of up to four who “ride hard, hardly ride, sing, dance and party” during the event. It also includes entertainment, music, giveaways, food and coffee. Prizes are awarded to teams with the highest mileage, highest fundraising total, most spirit, best costumes and more.
Advance registration for Rock the Ride is required, due to limited space. To sign up, go to StJohnsHospitalFoundation.org/event/rocktheride19/
Cardiologist Bill Mullen will also be in attendance.
“Heart disease and stroke are related and share many of the same risk factors,” he said in a press release. “And while stroke is more common in older people, it affects young people as well. About 10 percent of the 800,000 strokes that happen in the U.S. each year strike adults younger than 45.”