SpinOdyssey, an annual stationary cycling fundraiser for American Cancer Society breast cancer research, has launched a new website. It has also announced that the benefit, set for Sunday, May 5, will be held outdoors for the first time.
Event organizers recently unveiled www.spinodyssey.info, a new "one-stop shopping" website where individuals and teams can register to ride for two to six hours in support of American Cancer Society breast cancer research.
This year's fundraiser will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. under a tent in the Imperial Avenue parking lot along the Saugatuck River, according to a news release.
"SpinOdyssey 2013 will offer the same fun group stationary cycling experience, but with the added benefit of being outdoors in the springtime," Patty Kondub, the event's co-chairwoman, said in a statement.
In its 14th year, the event has raised over $4 million for breast cancer research and breast cancer patient and family support services. All of the money raised by its participants is donated directly to research, the release states.
The SpinOdyssey concept began with Delia Thompson and Amelie Babkie, two fitness professionals in southwestern Connecticut looking to celebrate the dawn of the new millennium while helping a good cause. "Millennium Ride," their first fundraiser inspired by their students' enthusiasm for group stationery cycling workouts and Delia's sister's fight against breast cancer, attracted 50 riders on Jan. 1, 2000, and raised $5,244 for American Cancer Society breast cancer research.
SpinOdyssey is an event of Charity Treks Inc., a non-profit organization.
For information, visit www.spinodyssey.info or call Patty Kondub, SpinOdyssey Co-Chair, at 203-362-5231.