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.
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.
The 10th annual Spin for Kids race will be held April 13, 2019, at East Grand Forks Senior High School. Registration will begin February 13, 2019, and close March 13, 2019.
Team registration begins at 8 a.m. on February 13, 2019. To register your team, the team captain or designated team member must pick up a race packet in the entrance of the Altru 1300 Columbia Building on South Columbia Road. Packet pick up will be available Wednesday, February 13 through Friday February 15 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Register early! Bikes are limited. If you are registering after February 15, please call 701.780.2315 for instructions on packet pick up with any registration questions.
For other questions regarding registration, please call 701.780.2315.
- 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 email@example.com.
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.