Spinning wheels in Comox helping children to get physical

Fourteen teams on bikes rode from Comox to Hawaii and back last weekend, without ever leaving the Comox Community Centre.

FOURTEEN ENERGETIC TEAMS rode stationary bikes at the Comox Community Centre for more than 9

FOURTEEN ENERGETIC TEAMS rode stationary bikes at the Comox Community Centre for more than 9

Fourteen teams on bikes rode from Comox to Hawaii and back last weekend, without ever leaving the Comox Community Centre.

More than 9,300 kilometres were spun, and $12,000 raised for Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart program during the second annual 24-hour Spin-a-Thon.

The funds will help financially disadvantaged Comox Valley kids participate in physical recreation.

Glenn Hascarl, co-ordinator of the event and fitness instructor, said the event surpassed last year’s event by $4,000.

“I want to thank everyone involved, including all the participants and the sponsors,” he added.

Hascarl noted he is planning to host the event again next year, and hopes to expand with more teams, a larger space and more room for supporters to watch the riders.

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