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Spin-a-Thon on Saturday at Y
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Forsyth County News

SOUTH FORSYTH — Some Valentines want you to move the world. The local YMCA just wants you to ride a bike.

From 8 a.m. until noon Saturday, the Forsyth County Family YMCA is asking people to “cycle their heart out” and the group’s second annual Spin-a-Thon.

“We move all of our cycle bikes down into the gym,” said Kerry Carithers, senior branch operations director. “It’s a four-hour event where our instructors are rotating teaching segments every 30 minutes.

“This year what we’ve done is select 10 volunteer captains, and each of the captains are going to be responsible for four to eight bikes.”

Carithers said that proceeds from the event will help local kids attend the group’s Eagle Point Camp over the summer

“Us being a nonprofit, that’s one of our key services to make sure kids have the opportunity to grow, learn and connect when school is out through our summer day camp program,” she said. “We’re still raising money right up to the last minute.

“I can tell you we raised $22,000 last year … [and] we’ve already broke that.”

Carithers added that ghost riders will be available for those who wanted to support the event, but couldn’t attend.

The YMCA is at 6050 Y St.