Sixteen riders raised a total of $3,885 to support Billings TrailNet at the inaugural Cycle for a Cause fundraiser Feb. 24 at Yellowstone Fitness.
Participants pedaled their stationary bikes for two 45-minute spinning sessions led by instructor Nikki Carda. Volunteer Susan Keys from Billings Clinic collected pledges and was in charge of registration.
The money raised at Cycle for a Cause will be used to further enhance cycling and walking trails in the Billings area. Kristi Drake, Billings TrailNet’s executive director, hopes for even more success at next year’s event.
“Did I hear you say more cowbell ?” said Lynn Harper, Program Coordinator for Billings TrailNet. The cowbell was ringing to motivate the participants to keep riding and have fun. Good times had by all!
The following teams participated:
Billings TrailNet team; Wheels of Steel; Rocky Mountain College Occupational Therapy program team, in Honor of Dr. Twylla Kirchen ; Mike Ormsby’s team.
Door prizes were awarded to Nikki Riske, Drew Smith and Mario Andre.
After the event we collaborated at CJ’s Garage for a celebration and great conversation.
“I think I pretty much kicked everybody’s butt,” said participant Tom Howard, who said he has it on “good authority” that he was the youngest one there.
A huge THANK YOU goes out to all the donors who sponsored the riders individually and teams. Also, we want to thank Don Christensen and the Yellowstone Fitness staff who helped us make our first Cycle For A Cause event a success by letting us host the event at their gym.