When can I register for this year’s Spin® for the Cure?
Registration is now open!
When is the Spin® for the Cure Event this year?
Spin for the Cure is October 6th, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Where is the Spin® for the Cure Event being held?
We are at the Cintas Center at Xavier University
Who benefits from Spin® for the Cure?
Spin for the Cure benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure Greater Cincinnati.
How much money do I have to raise in order to participate in Spin® for the Cure?
In order to reserve a bike and register for the seventh-annual Spin for the Cure, a minimum of one $150 donation will be asked of each individual rider.
Can I split the duration and cost of the ride with friends?
A maximum of four people can share one spin bike. The minimum donation for a team is $300. Only one person needs to register from the team. Limit one free Spin for the Cure merchandise bag per team.
Will there be prizes?
There will be prizes for the Top Three Highest Fundraisers at the end of the ride.
Will there be Spin® for the Cure jerseys to purchase?
There will be a selection of womens and mens Spin for the Cure logo jerseys for purchase – see them on Facebook.
Will there be refreshments at the Event?
There will be bottled water and healthy snacks.
Are there photos from past Spin® for the Cure events?
There will be a selection of photos from past events for a small donation.
Since Spin® for the Cure is a long event, is it important to eat specific foods before the ride?
For dinner the night before the ride, it is important to eat carbohydrates that will give you a sufficient amount of energy for the ride. Examples of such foods include brown rice, pasta, sweet potatoes or beans. Add chicken to your meal for a source of protein; also necessary for a long ride.
I know breakfast is important, but exercising after a meal sometimes upsets my stomach. What are some examples of breakfast foods to eat?
In order to prevent an upset stomach, breakfast should be consumed one and a half or two hours before the start of the ride. Some healthy foods include oatmeal with peanut butter, bagels with jelly, sweet potatoes with brown sugar, or edamame. Fruit is also good!
Are there any foods to stay away from before a ride?
Dairy products should generally be avoided before a long ride.
How much water should I consume before the ride?
Consciously consuming water the week leading up to the ride is important. Immediately before the ride, it is important to drink at least 1-2 8-ounce glasses of water each hour.
Should I bring something to eat during the ride in order to replenish my body?
Bringing water to drink during the ride is important. Power gels and power jellybeans will also be provided during the ride.