What are the Benefits of Indoor Cycling?

According to the U.S. Department of Health ".....regular physical activity substantially reduces the risk of coronary disease, stroke, colon cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure.....and helps to control weight, contributes to healthy bones, muscles and joints... reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression..." Need we go on? Cycling is also "low-impact" without the joint stress that you get from "ground-pounding" sports and activities. All good reasons to strap-in/clip-on and RYDE!



RydeOn!'s Season of Giving

-Brigid Lossing

The Holiday season is over, but here at RydeOn! the season of giving is just beginning! On Feb. 9, we were thrilled to raise over $7 thousand for cyclists with disabilities during our 2nd Annual Ryde-a-Thon for PEAC.

However, while we are wildly grateful for everyone who turned up, we have to admit that the Ryde-A-Thon is a comparatively comfortable event. After all, it may have been cold outside, but everyone who participated stayed nice and warm inside the RydeOn! studio. Very warm, in fact, once they got going!

But if you're looking for a charitable activity that's a little less comfortable, look no further than Feb. 23's Polar Plunge at Michigan Stadium for the Special Olympics.

The event is exactly what it sounds like – otherwise sane people jump into a large pool of water.

While outside. In February.

After 400 pounds of ice has been added to the water.

And that's exactly what our very own cycling instructor and all-around crazy brave man Greg Hohenberger did – after raising $360.00 for the Special Olympics, including the revenue from his Feb. 21 class and donations from several RydeOn! family members.

“It was great to see about 400 people out there taking the plunge,” says Greg. “I believe we raised over $100,000 for Special Olympics!”

Before the big plunge Greg, an Ohio native and Buckeye fan, endured a pre-soak pep talk from former U of M Football Head Coach Lloyd Carr and current Coach Brady Hoke. “They talked a lot of smack about Michigan – I started to get hives during the talk,” Greg jokes.

We'd like to take a moment to thank everyone who came out for PEAC, the members of our extended RydeOn! family who donated to Special Olympics for Greg's Polar Plunge – and, of course, Greg himself – for making it so easy for us to be able to make a positive impact on our wider community.

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