Spin for Kids

Due to COVID pandemic restrictions we will not be having the Spin for Kids Bike Race in the Spring of 2021. 

We want to thank all of our previous Spin for Kids riders and volunteers for the continued interest in this event. 

The Spin for Kids Allocation Committee wants to assure everyone that there are Spin for Kids dollars available throughout the coming year for those families requesting Spin for Kids dollars. Spin for Kids provides funding for therapy, services and equipment to children from birth through 19 years of age with special needs within the Spin for Kids Altru Health System service area.

If you have any questions or need clarification, please feel free to contact Diane Gunderson at 218.779.6400 or through spinforkids@altru.org.

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

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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 Fund Application

For questions about allocation, please call 701.780.1540.

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 your parent/guardian. Six out of eight riders on the team must be 14 years of age or younger.

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 that 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 spinforkids@altru.org.

Contact Us

  • Team Registration: 701.780.1540
  • Sponsorship Opportunities: 701.780.1540
  • Volunteer Opportunities: 701.780.2568

How to Donate

Although we are unable to have our event at this time, Spin for Kids continues to accept donations for quarterly allocation to our Spin for Kids families.

Individual donations and memorials can be made through the Altru Health Foundation Spin for Kids fund. 

Individuals, businesses or groups holding events that want to contribute to Spin for Kids call Diane Gunderson at 701.780.1540.