COVID-19 Postponement

November 13, 2020

Yesterday afternoon the Alberta government announced new extreme restrictions for not only recreational facilities like spin studios, but also private gatherings. This goes a step further than the current restrictions we’ve already seen in other provinces, and it’s left us scrambling to try to find safe and cost-effective solutions for our many spinners in the Alberta region.

Because of this, we have made the difficult decision to, once again, postpone the main Spin For Life event.

In place of the main event we are inviting you, Spinners, Donors, Friends, and Family to join us on November 21st for a SPIN DAY Teaser Event we are calling “Around The World in 80 Minutes.”

This will be both a sample pack of the various Spin Hours to look forward to at the main event, with special guest appearances and exciting updates, but also a chance to meet and celebrate as a community and show off all the incredible work that’s already been done in both the Canadian Cancer Society and Spin For Life communities. 

I’m sure you have many questions, so we will be hosting a zoom Q&A tomorrow and Sunday to address any questions or concerns you might have. Thank you for your continued support and encouragement during this time. It means the world to us.


-Steve Klintberg Nagy, co-founder and CEO of Spin For Life

Hier après-midi, le gouvernement de l’Alberta a annoncé de nouvelles interdictions sévères non seulement pour les installations de loisirs comme les studios de spinning, mais aussi pour les rassemblements privés. Cela va plus loin que les restrictions en place dans d’autres provinces, et nous nous sommes démenés pour trouver des solutions sécuritaires et peu coûteuses pour nos nombreux spinners qui se trouvent en Alberta.

Nous avons donc décidé, une fois de plus, de reporter ce grand événement engageant et festif.

Alors, à la place de l’événement principal, nous vous invitons, vous, Spinners, Donateurs, Amis et Membres de la Famille, à vous joindre à nous le 21 novembre pour un événement SPIN “teaser” que nouappelons “Le tour du monde en 80 minutes”.

Il s’agira à la fois d’un aperçu des différentes Heures de Spin que vous attendez avec impatience lors de l’événement principal, avec des interventions d’invités spéciaux et des mises à jour captivantes, mais aussi d’une chance de se rencontrer et de célébrer en tant que communauté et de faire valoir tout le travail incroyable qui a déjà été réalisé dans les communautés de la Société canadienne du cancer et de Spin pour la vie.

Je suis certain que vous avez de nombreuses questions. Nous organiserons donc demain et dimanche une séance de Zoom de questions-réponses pour répondre à vos questions ou préoccupations. Je vous remercie de votre soutien et de votre encouragement sans faille durant cette période. Ça fait toute la différence au monde.


-Steve Klintberg Nagy, co-fondateur et PDG de Spin pour la vie.

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Inclusive

Spin For Life values inclusion and removing barriers to entry for participation; any skill level, beginner to pro, is encouraged to join. There’s no need for any special equipment or gear – alongside 180 spin bikes, Spin For Life is equipped with low-impact floor and arm pedal machines. Spinners are in a controlled indoor environment where the risk is low, medical support is always close-at-hand, and the weather won’t affect the experience. Our participants’ physical and fundraising commitments are also designed to be manageable challenges: one hour of sweat with a minimum $1,000 raised for charity.

Impactful

Thanks to our growing list of like-minded sponsors and patrons, 100% of donations stay with the Canadian Cancer Society. With each event, Spin For Life aims to raise a minimum of $1.44 million with new host cities being added every year for a ten year goal of $180 million. Tax receiptable donations can be allocated to any of three categories: Clinical Trials, Wheels of Hope, or the Alberta Cancer Research Fund (which was specially created to be funded by Spin For Life). Even in our first year, we are aiming to break the World Record for most money raised with a static cycling event.

Immersive

Over the course of eight hours, our Spinners will collectively ride the circumference of the world: 40,075 km. Each hour is themed around distinct global landscapes with LED screens, theatre lighting, and mapped projections transporting participants through a beautiful, challenging, and cathartic experience. Emcees and Instructors will lead the music-filled Spin Hours, introducing stories of cancer heroes, researchers, clinicians, and remembrances of those we have lost. All culminating in a world record ceremony and on-site after party when we finish spinning around the globe!