Two local businesses got the pedals turning for a good cause.
On Saturday (Jun.9), Body Unique Fitness and Royal LePage hosted a spin-a-thon to raise money for A Safe Place in Sherwood Park. The spin-a-thon had about 80 participants and raised $20,000.
“A Safe Place is a women and children's shelter to help women and children escaping violence,” said Ramie Browatzke, the event organizer.
The organization started in 1982. It helps those in need in Fort Saskatchewan, Sherwood Park and rural Strathcona County.
As for the bike-a-thon, it started outside and moved inside.
“It was getting quite windy, it started to rain and of course there was the tornado warning so we didn’t want out tent to fly away and we didn’t need anybody getting electrocuted. We decided to go inside and keep it going.”
There are plans to do the event again in the future.