The Charity Cycling Challenge began in 2008 as a small, in-house spin-a-thon with about 30 participants. It was formed by a group of 3 gym members who, for their own reasons, wanted to give back and help others in need. That year, we raised approximately $5,400 for a dozen different organizations. Now, our operating committee consists of over 20 volunteers with very different backgrounds, different skill sets and talents, as well as different age groups. However, we all share one common goal – to help those in need. Because we produce such a fun and entertaining event, the popularity mushroomed, and last year, our eighth annual Challenge, we had 385 participants, over 60 sponsors, and raised over $61,000 in one day for nearly 100 local and national charities and organizations.
The Charity Cycling Challenge, Inc. is a non-stock, not for profit corporation, and we now hold four different fundraising events annually. In addition, the CCC has been granted 501c3 status as a public charity by the I.R.S. Any and all donations and contributions to the CCC are tax deductible. The Challenge is planned, managed, and coordinated by a group of volunteers. Since 2008, we’ve helped over 120 charities raise a combined total of over $280,000. These have been organizations at both the national and local level. The best part is, people have really stepped up and have raised money for their own individual charities.
The 9th annual Charity Cycling Challenge is an indoor cycling event that will allow participants to form teams that will ride and raise money for their favorite charitable organization. This is not simply a “spinning class”, but each hour features its own unique theme, to make the event fun and enjoyable for the diverse group of riders that we anticipate. Riding times are in 1 hour blocks, and each hour has its own video production. Our event sponsors allow us the opportunity to provide event t-shirts, towels, raffle prizes, give-a-ways, and to provide food and refreshments during the event. The CCC is always looking for new sponsors, as well as participants in any of our events. You can reach us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 860-261-7326. We look forward to hearing from you!