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Spin for Kids

Thank you to everyone to participated in the 2016 Spin for Kids event. With your support, we knocked it out of the park and raised more than $175,000!

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

Click below to see the 2016 Race Results.

The Spin for Kids mission is to provide supportive programs, services and equipment to children with special needs within our community and 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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2016 Race Results

Total Dollars Raised | $175,197.67

Top Kids Individual Miles

  1. Jillian Riley | 13.7
  2. Libby Koerber | 13.2

Top Kids Team Miles

  1. Rainbow Riders | 99
  2. Tigerz Time to Spin | 94.8

Top Amateur Individual Miles

  1. Lynn Mollerud | 15.9
  2. Stacy Schumacher / Cody Irion | 15.8

Total Amateur Team Miles

  1. Stethospokes | 112.7
  2. Cyclopaths | 112.3

Top Elite Individual Miles

  1. Karen Lauer | 16.3
  2. Kevin Kopplin | 15.2

Top Elite Team Miles

  1. Biker Chicks | 115
  2. Scrambled Legs | 110.1

Top Individual Pledge

  1. Jillian Riley | $3,159.99
  2. Angie Kunz | $2,652.50
  3. Katie Loscheider | $2,003.84

Top Team Pledges

  1. Rainbow Riders | $8,127.31
  2. EERC | $5,314.00
  3. Biker Chicks | $5,111.00

2016 Spirit Award | The Heat


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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. Levi and Cameron are the 2016 Honorary Captains.

Honorary captain LeviLevi Gagner

Age 2

Diagnosis: Congenital Muscular Dystrophy (LCMD)

Levi is a very smart boy with a great sense of humor. Despite his severe physical limitations, he adapts very quickly. His favorite things to do are run with Daddy, family bike rides, and Elmo. Levi has three sibilings: James (7), Isaiah (4) and Hannah (10 months). His parents are Kyle and Melissa Gagner.


Honorary Captain CameronCameron Swope

Age 9

Diagnosis: Autism

Cameron's favorite things are Minecraft, Sick Bricks and riding bike. He loves to cuddle and open doors for Mom. Cameron attends school at Warren-Alvarado-Oslo and has one sibling, Addison (7). His mom is Emily Swope.

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.

Registration

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 Rehabilitation Center. Registration opens at 7 a.m on February 24, 2016 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

Awards

  • Each rider receives a Spin for Kids t-shirt
  • Prizes are awarded to individuals and teams with the most pledges and highest miles in each division3
  • Team Spirit Award goes to the team who exudes the most excitement and energy

Adaptations

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!

Volunteers

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 spinforkids@altru.org.

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; Maureen Riley, 701.780.2533
  • Team Registration: 701.780.2516
  • Sponsorship Opportunities: 701.780.5600
  • Volunteer Opportunities: 701.780.2538
  • Altru's Pediatric Therapy Services: 701.780.2477
  • Team Registration: 701.780.2516