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Spin for Kids

Thank you to everyone to participated in the 2017 Spin for Kids event. With your support, we knocked it out of the park and raised $185,388.86!

Click below to see the 2017 Race Results.

It's not too late to make your donation. Click HERE to donate online or contact the Altru Health Foundation at 701.780.5600

The Spin for Kids mission is to provide supportive programs, services and equipment to children with special needs within our community and region. Since our first race in 2010 through June 2017, Spin for Kids has raised $661,966.40 to support the children throughout our region. 

This year, Altru Health Foundation received a $75,000 grant from the Engelstad Family Foundation as a matching opportunity for Spin for Kids. Learn more »

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2017 Race Results

Total Dollars Raised | $181,698.20

Top Kids Individual Miles

  1. Jordyn Tozer | 13
  2. Silje Kindseth | 12.8
  3. Karlee Walsh / Camryn Adams | 12.7

Top Kids Team Miles

  1. East Side Ballers | 98
  2. Super Spinners | 86.3
  3. Tune Squad | 84.6

Top Amateur Individual Miles

  1. Shane Omdahl | 15.3
  2. Jeremy O'Keefe / Bill Crosby /
    Gwen Pesch / Nicole Willis | 15
  3. Lynn Mollerud | 14.9

Total Amateur Team Miles

  1. All Stars| 114.4
  2. Krebs Cyclists | 111.3
  3. Northridge | 107.6

Top Elite Individual Miles

  1. Karen Lauer / Yvonne Lapp | 14.9
  2. Andy Nelson | 14.5
  3. TJ Poole | 14.2

Top Elite Team Miles

  1. Biker Chicks | 111.4
  2. Spin Doctors for PT | 102.5
  3. Tour de Old Spokes | 100.7

Top Individual Pledge

  1. Katie Loscheider | $3,680.00
  2. Jillian Riley | $3,365.42
  3. Luke Riley | $2,194.52

Top Team Pledges

  1. Super Spinners | $8,976.42
  2. Biker Chicks | $5,766.00
  3. Moooooving Along | $4,081.52

2017 Spirit Award | Sluggish Housewives of New Jersey

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Who Benefits?

Families with children who have special needs often face lifelong medical bills and expenses. Children grow and change very quickly, and the equipment they need must change with them. Insurance does not always cover these costs; this is where Spin for Kids comes in. All money raised by Spin for Kids will be dispersed to qualifying families to help them get the equipment and services they need.

If you are interested in applying for funds, please review the Spin for Kids Funds Application Form.

Honorary Captains

Each year two Honorary Captains are chosen to be ambassadors for Spin for Kids. Ryder and Evan are the 2017 Honorary Captains.

Ryder B.

Age 5

Diagnosis: ADHD, sensory deficits

Ryder is an independent, funny, smart little boy who attends preschool in East Grand Forks. He loves to play outside with his friends, watch movies and play with his toys, especially the trampoline and trapeze bar. He especially loves his little sister, Aspyn (2). Ryder's parents are Jacob and Sara B.

Evan Voglewede

Age 6

Diagnosis: Sensory Processing Integration Disorder

Evan is a very smart boy and works hard at his therapies. He has a kind heart and loves to help others. Evan's favorite things are Lego's, dinosaurs, reading books about animals, and playing cowboys, cops and robbers with his brother and Grandpa. Evan attends school at Wilder Elementary and has one sibling, Easton (4). His mom is Jessica Voglewede.

Race Information

How the Race Works

Spin for Kids is an indoor race on stationary spin bikes. Each team consists of eight cyclists that ride for 20 minutes each. There is a five-minute break between each rider to record mileage and change cyclists.

Teams will compete only with other teams within their division. This year Spin for Kids will have three divisions: Elite, Amateur, and Kids. To qualify for the Kids Division you must be able to reach the pedals and get the OK from you parent/guardian. Six out of eight riders on the team must be 14 years of age or younger.


To register your team, the Team Captain or a designated team member must pick up a race packet at Altru's Medical Fitness Center, located on the main level of Altru 1300 Columbia. Registration opens at 7 a.m on March 1, 2017 and closes when all bikes are full. Bikes are limited, so early registration is recommended.

For questions regarding registration, please call 701.780.2516.

Team Requirements

  • Each team consists of eight riders
  • Each team MUST appoint a Team Captain
  • Each team member is required to raise a minimum of $75 in pledges to support the race mission


  • Each rider receives a Spin for Kids t-shirt
  • Individual and team awards for the most pledges and highest miles in each division
  • Team Spirit Award goes to the team who exudes the most excitement and energy


We want as many people to be able to ride as possible. Please contact us if you need the use of a recumbent or arm bike. We will do our best to accommodate everyone’s needs!


If you are interested in participating in the event, but do not want to ride, plenty of volunteer opportunities are available. We appreciate any help that you are able to provide. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, contact Liz Olson at 701.780.2568 or

Who We Are

Altru's Outpatient Pediatric Therapy Services utilizes a team approach for the treatment of neurological, orthopedic, and genetic disorders, as well as problems associated with premature birth and developmental delays. The team includes occupational, physical, and speech therapists, social workers, the child's medical team, and our prosthetic and orthotic specialists. Our goal is to assist each child to live the fullest life possible by enhancing function and fostering independence through innovative, therapeutic programming.

For more information about Altru's Pediatric Therapy Services, call 701.780.2477.

Contact Us

  • Race Information: Jessica Strand, 701.780.2538
  • Team Registration: 701.780.2516
  • Sponsorship Opportunities: 701.780.5600
  • Volunteer Opportunities: 701.780.2568
  • Altru's Pediatric Therapy Services: 701.780.2477