Nothing sums up the mission of the YMCA quite like the spirit of the annual Bike-A-Thon fundraiser event at the Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA. The event celebrates healthy living, community togetherness, fun and giving back.

Hundreds of spin class enthusiasts, cycling pros, Y members and friends flocked to the Y’s Mega Studio for the 10-hour studio cycling event. The west side of the Y’s facility was staged with 43 stationary bikes including an instructor at the front, silent auction tables, donated food and beverages, a health fair, decorated teammates and lots of spirit. Each team had a bike for the day and each hour they transitioned to a new rider and a new instructor. Each rider raised money before the event to support the Y’s Annual Giving Campaign to further the Y’s work in the community.

The Annual Giving Campaign makes it possible for the Y to meet the community’s growing needs with enriching programs, outreach opportunities and financial assistance. Through the riders, team captains, auction bidders and everyone who participated in the Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA’s Bike-A-Thon event, over $47,000 was raised towards this worthy cause.