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CycleBar hosts fundraiser for American Heart Association at Shawnee Park

On the heels of announcing the creation of CycleNation, a nationwide fundraising initiative in collaboration with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, CycleBar will officially launch the movement with a new Ride Your Heart Out event series.

CycleBar Woodbury invites local residents to join the Ride Your Heart Out fundraiser at 11:30 a.m., 12:45 p.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at Shawnee Park.

To sign up and reserve a bike seat, visit cyclebar.com/community/cyclenation. The $50 donation fee includes a reserved seat at the pop-up event, three free rides at the Woodbury CycleBar and a limited-edition Ride Your Heart Out tank top. All proceeds from the donations will directly benefit the American Heart Association.

“The CycleNation pop-up rides give community members a unique opportunity for active philanthropy. It’s the perfect opportunity to not only donate to a great cause, but get in a high-energy workout experience that in turn promotes a healthy lifestyle,” said Mackenzie Holm, owner of CycleBar Woodbury. “We’re thrilled to take our energetic community engagement to the next level by bringing the CycleBar experience to Shawnee Park in an effort to promote heart health while raising money for an important organization.”

The indoor cycling franchise is planning three exclusive fundraising “pop-up” rides for each of its locations across the country.

CycleNation will kick off its American Beat Tour, a nationwide series of energizing, experiential events in October. The CycleNation American Beat Tour will host “city takeover events” to fundraise for the AHA/ASA. The takeover events will consist of an in-studio rally the night before pop-up fundraising rides, which will be held at strategic and meaningful microsites in each city. The events will educate the local communities about the importance of CycleBar and the AHA/ASA’s mission.

“Creating lasting a relationship with local communities is one of CycleBar’s chief goals as the brand continues to grow its footprint across the country. The CycleNation movement is a key element of our strategy to arm local franchise owners with the tools necessary to engage with local residents inside and outside of the studio,” said Heather Harris, president of CycleBar. “The synergy between CycleBar and the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association creates a memorable impact for participants, and underscores the importance of cardiovascular health.”

CycleBar has a history of working together with the AHA/ASA to find energetic and entertaining ways to raise money for the national organization with its CycleGiving™ charitable efforts. This past August, they teamed up to host a “Rock the Bridge” cycling event on the People Purple Bridge in Cincinnati for the AHA/ASA. CycleBar is a national sponsor of the AHA/ASA’s CycleNation Movement to continue collaborating on high-energy fundraising events.

To find out more about the CycleNation American Beat Tour, please visit cyclenation.org.

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