Annual Spinathon for WISE

Spin for a cause during our Annual Spinathon. A fundraiser to benefit WISE.

2019 Update

Over 120 riders, volunteers and supporters packed the Spinning studio at RVC this past Saturday, March 23rd to rock the annual Spinathon for WISE! Ring leader and head Spincess JK along with Gabrielle, Janet, Katelyn, Tim, Katherine, Sowmya and countless RVC employees and community members put on an epic event. In our classic full house endeavor, 40 bikes were completely filled with riders who went four hours solo, or rode as members of some amazing, supportive teams, splitting the time. WISE leads the Upper Valley to end gender-based violence through survivor-centered advocacy, prevention, education and mobilization for social change. Thanks to all of YOU who participated in the ride and sponsored the riders, along with businesses that provided sponsorship and gifts, the RVC community raised $30,000 for WISE. RVC’s very own massage therapist Alan Rose single handedly raised $9,000 on his own.

Thank you to our generous 2018 sponsors!

Mascoma Bank

JMH Wealth Management, LLC

Adimab

Jesse’s Steaks, Seaford & Tavern

Jake’s Market and Deli

SymQuest

Campbell & Boyd Insurance

Northeast Credit Union

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust

Precision Physical Therapy

Mascoma Corporation

Spa, Salon, and Barber at RVC

Interested in sponsoring our 2020 Spinathon? Contact us

About WISE

WISE leads the Upper Valley to end gender-based violence through survivor-centered advocacy, prevention, education and mobilization for social change. Our vision is a world of freedom, justice, equality and dignity where all thrive.

WISE is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting people and communities impacted by domestic violence, sexual violence and stalking. WISE leads the Upper Valley to end gender-based violence through survivor-centered advocacy, prevention, education and mobilization for social change. WISE offers a confidential and free 24-hour crisis line, peer support groups and workshops, emergency shelter and transitional housing, safety planning and accompaniment to hospitals, police stations, court houses and other social service agencies. The Prevention and Education Program works with youth, professionals, and the community to develop relevant and comprehensive prevention strategies. WISE is committed to engaging everyone in learning to recognize and eliminate the root causes of violence.

Mission: WISE leads the Upper Valley to end gender-based violence through survivor-centered advocacy, prevention, education and mobilization for social change. Vision: A world of freedom, justice, equality and dignity where all thrive.
www.WiseUV.org

Tips on how to make the most of your ride:

Cycle all four hours or ride on a team. Drinks, snacks, motivation, and music provided!

Solo Riders
If you are riding for the full 4-hours, you should train at least 3-4 hours per week including several spinning classes. Be sure to include lighter cross-training. The more rested and flexible your muscles are, the more enjoyable the ride.
Team Riders
You can rotate as often as you wish, but we recommend that each rider ride at least 1 hour at a time. You should have a rotation plan for all riders before the event begins. If you are riding shorter rotations, you should train several hours weekly, including spinning classes and lighter cross-training.

The Ride
It is important to think about two elements: time and energy spent. Unlike a regular spinning class (including the longer classes), this is an endurance event. It’s not a race and you will need to pace yourself. There will be structured rest periods and recovery sections, as well as the opportunity to ride more aggressively. Spinning is for all ages and fitness levels and this 4 hour journey is no different. You should ride at your own pace and enjoy the trip!

Nutrition + Hydration: Nutrition, rest, recovery, and hydration are critical for proper preparation. The River Valley Club will provide nutritional foods during the ride, and instructors will assist in filling water bottles. Refrain from eating a big meal before the start of the ride, but do eat a good healthy breakfast. Be sure to stay hydrated! You should consume at least one full water bottle every 30-45 minutes. Drink frequently! Remember that energy expended too early cannot be brought back. Please ride smart, staying between 60-80% of your maximum heart rate.

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What our members say

 Jennifer Packard
Jennifer Packard

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