Minneapolis, MN – CycleHealth, a kid-powered wellness initiative of the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities (YGTC), a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, will host the Century Club Tour challenge for families to bike 100 miles in 10 days between May 10-20.
For the first time in American history, kids have a shorter life expectancy than their parents due to factors such as a sedentary lifestyle and declining participation in organized sports. The Century Club Tour (CCT) by CycleHealth is designed to get families outdoors and riding their bikes more this spring. During the course of the 10-day challenge, seven YMCA sites are hosting guided rides for CCT participants.
“We are thrilled to provide unique wellness opportunities for families and this bike challenge is a great way to get families exercising outdoors together,” said Glen Gunderson, president and CEO of the Y. “When we empower families to develop healthy habits as a unit, we set them up for future success.”
Participants will receive:
- CCT kit in the mail that includes a tracking device and a custom license plate for bikes
- Access to CCT’s exclusive online support group
- An invitation to join seven guided rides around the Twin Cities
CycleHealth by the YMCA, offers fitness challenges, motivation programs and adventure races that keep kids motivated year-round. For more information or to register for the Century Club Tour, please visit cyclehealth.org.
About the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities
The YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities is a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Established 162 years ago, the Ys provide life-strengthening services across the greater Twin Cities metro region, southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin communities. The 29 Y locations and program sites, seven overnight camps, 10 day camps, and more than 90 child care sites engage more than 350,000 men, women and children of all ages, incomes and backgrounds. To learn more about the Y’s mission and work, visit www.ymcamn.org.