The spin-a-thon took place at the YMCA in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey in a room that held about 40 bikes. Over a period of 4 hours, a new instructor and group of riders came in every 30 minutes, cranking on the bikes to some seriously rockin' music. My friends Alison Berna (who wrote a beautiful description of the event here), Karen Carolonza, and I pedaled for the entire 4 hours. Riding a spin bike for that long is physically challenging, but it wasn't the brutal slog you might imagine. In fact, the experience felt pretty much like going to a party and getting really sweaty. Kinda like what I used to do every weekend in college...
Zoey, the young girl we were all riding for, showed up and cheered us on. Here are some pics:
Alison Berna, Karen Carolonza and Barbara Batesko (the amazing organizer of the event)
Me, about 2 hours into the ride
Celebrating 4 hours of spinning with Karen and the very flexible Alison
Alison and I with Zoey