Ovarian Cycle, Inc is gearing up for their fifth annual Ride to Change the Future taking place on Saturday, April 26th at Midtown Athletic Club located at Windy Hill and I-75.
Training for the indoor cycling event began on March 15th at Atlanta-area health clubs. Participants wishing to complete the six hour journey on their own can take part in Saturday endurance rides to prepare their bodies for physical challenge.
“Being able to sit in the saddle for six hours does take some work,” says Ovarian Cycle founder Bethany Diamond, “but if you come to the training classes and even take part in some of the weekday classes offered by the participating clubs, I promise, you will be completely prepared for the challenge.”
In addition to the training regimen, Ovarian Cycle offers participants nutritional tips from a registered dietician.
“Going through this kind of training requires you to take care of your body to get the most out of it. We feel that rounding out the experience with nutritional tips for our participants is one of the things that make our event unique,” adds Diamond.
For those who don’t have time to commit to training but still want to be part of the event, Ovarian Cycle is offering the opportunity to take part as a team and share time on the bike. Additionally, outdoor riders can bring their road bikes and trainers indoors for the day and be part of changing the future.
“We want to make the event accessible to everyone. There are folks who just don’t have time to train or usually spend their Saturdays outside on the road. By offering these options, we open the door to greater participation and raising more dollars for critical ovarian cancer research,” says Ovarian Cycle Executive Director Anne Ehlers.
Participating Atlanta-area health clubs include: Athletic Club Northeast, Athletic Training Services, Full Cycle Fitness, The Gym at Buckhead, Marcus JCC of Atlanta, Midtown Athletic Club at Windy Hill and Urban Body Fitness.
2008 Ovarian Cycle: Ride to Change the Future sponsors include: All the Hits Q100 and Schwinn Fitness.
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About The Ovarian Cycle
An annual event, Ovarian Cycle was founded in 2004 in Atlanta, Georgia, by local fitness expert Bethany Diamond. The organization’s mission is to inspire people to fitness while raising funds and awareness to support research leading to a reliable screening test for ovarian cancer. Ovarian Cycle is a registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. For more information please visit www.ovariancycle.org.