Spin for Kids

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

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 April 13, 2019. Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2018 Spin for Kids event. With your support, we knocked it out of the park and raised $178,858.90!

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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.

2018 Honorary Captains

Each year two Honorary Captains are chosen to be ambassadors for Spin for Kids. Everly and McCormick are the 2018 Honorary Captains.

Everly Peterson

Honorary Captain Everly

Age: 2 years
Diagnosis: Megacystis Microcolon Intestinal Hypoperistalsis Syndrome (MMIHS)

Everly was born on September 22, 2015, with a rare genetic syndrome, MMIHS. This is a life-threatening syndrome with no present cure. Everly is unable to digest food or drink by mouth so instead has a tube that delivers nutritional supplement (TPN). Her stomach also houses a g-tube and ostomy. When feeling well, Everly likes playing at the park, walking her babies in her toy stroller, going to the library, attending preschool, waving at the puppies through the pet store window, making snowmen and hearts out of play dough, reading books and blowing bubbles. Her parents are Erin and Brody Peterson.

McCormick Beireis

Honorary Captain McCormick

Age: 23 months
Diagnosis: Down's Syndrome, Hirschsprung's Disease

McCormick is a sweet and happy little man, with many nicknames. He goes by Mac, Mickey, Mickey Mac Paddy Wack or Buster. He enjoys ice cream and cereal with milk. He loves books and likes when his sister reads to him. He absolutely adores his big sisters Rosaleigh (8) and Annabell (5). He lights up and giggles when he sees them! His parents are Jill and Allen Beireis.

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.


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 April 13, 2019.

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 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
  • Team Registration: 701.780.2516
  • Sponsorship Opportunities: 701.780.5600
  • Volunteer Opportunities: 701.780.2568
  • Altru's Pediatric Therapy Services: 701.780.2477

2018 Race Results

Total Dollars Raised | $178,858.90

Top Kids Individual Miles

  1. Alex Dorton | 14
  2. Jace Collison | 13.9
  3. Ellie Marcotte | 13.6

Top Kids Team Miles

  1. East Side Ballers | 101.8
  2. Moo Crew | 94.4
  3. Wonders | 94.2

Top Amateur Individual Miles

  1. Thomas Linner | 15.5
  2. Dylan Foley | 15.3
  3. Ryan Coye | 15.3

Total Amateur Team Miles

  1. Krebs Cyclists | 110.8
  2. Shaquille O'Wheels | 110.8
  3. Northridge #32 | 110.5

Top Elite Individual Miles

  1. Chip Shea | 17.1
  2. Chaise Fontaine | 16.2
  3. Stacy Schumacher | 16.2
  4. Sonia Kraft | 16.2

Top Elite Team Miles

  1. The Pedal: Gangsta Walkers | 123.5
  2. Sacks in the City | 121.8
  3. Biker Chicks | 115.7

Top Individual Pledge

  1. Karen Lauer | $2,875.00
  2. Luke Riley | $2,615.60
  3. Katie Loscheider | $2,538.42

Top Team Pledges

  1. 80's Ladies | $10,063.16
  2. Biker Chicks | $5,166.00
  3. Moo Crew | $4,682.47

2018 Team Pledges and Totals