in the Tennis Building Lounge • 490 Westport Avenue, Norwalk, CT.
Get your goodie bag, t- shirt, water bottle sponsored by Dr. Ellen Mahony, socks, bike assignment and much more! Please hand in your checks and cash in an envelope during pre-registration.
Write your name and money raised on the outside.
Pledge forms are on this website or make a list of the checks, cash and total please.
Shop @ Spin-O Store for hoodies, sweats, tank tops, shirts, Bondi head bands, etc.
Towels: We have SPIN-O 2012 Towels for sale -- only $5. !
Silent Auction bids close 2:00 PM on Sunday.
Great items like restaurant gift certificates, gift baskets . . .
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and 100% of this money funds breast cancer clinical trials at Whittingham Cancer Center and patients in The Smilow Family Breast Health Center at Norwalk Hospital. Last year some of the money was used to buy 10 iPads for patients to use in the chemo room.
All bikes have toe cages and SPD.
If you have cycling shoes w/cleats for LOOK or non SPD,
you must supply your own pedals.
Put your name on your pedals (use masking tape & a sharpie) and bring them to pre-registration. Spin-O bike techs will change pedals. Please do not change the pedals yourself.
490 – 508 Westport Avenue, Norwalk, CT
All ’s delicious food, drinks, vendors, SPIN-O Shop, Silent Auction, Sunday Registration & Coat Check are on Court 7 (former Ski Market) --- we call this SPINODYSSEY Village . . . and this is the main entrance! Port – O - johns are near here!
in the front (on edge of Post Road) and Body Pump is in Studio III in Fitness building (in back) next to Tennis building. Please do not wear street shoes/sneakers in the Studio’s.
Please use the parking lots at Hank Mays Goodyear or CarQuest Autoparts, directly behind Goodyear. Please do not try to park at INTENSITY or Annie Sez. Please use another parking lot. Remember to give yourself enough time to walk.
Pledge form or piece of paper listing checks & cash you collected. Write down active.com total. We do have the totals, too, from active.com. Checks are payable to American Cancer Society. Put this in an envelope with your name and total on the outside. We will have special envelopes for this purpose or use your own envelope!
- Corporate match gift forms (filled out & signed).
- ALL donations (including checks) and match forms received on Sunday by 1PM and online donations posted on Active.com by Midnight 3/3 receive credit towards our top fundraising prizes!
- Your name badge on the Webster Bank lanyard if you checked-in on Fri/Sat.
- Water bottle and/or your own sports drink, if you want a specific kind. We will have drinks available and there are filtered water fountains which we encourage you to use.
- Cash, checks or credit cards to purchase items @ SPIN-O Shop,Silent Auction.
- If your ride starts at 9AM and you need special pedals, please drop off your pedals by 4PM Saturday 3/3 at pre-reg.
- Sunday come dressed in your cycling / fitness gear, and ready to participate!
If you are participating at 9:00 AM and did not go to pre-reg on Fri./Sat. please be at the registration tables no later than 8:00 AM in the SPIN-O Village. Other 9:00 AM riders should be on their bikes by 8:30 AM. Doors will open at 7:45 AM. All riders should arrive at least 45 minutes before their ride time. In addition, give yourself at least 15 minutes to walk from parking to the event.
must register in the SPIN-O Village, too. There is no registration in the Studio’s. Please wear your name badge in the Studio to participate.
If you went to pre-registration, turn in any additional donation checks in an envelope at the Registration tables. If you did not go to pre-registration, CHECK IN at the Registration tables. Turn in your donations, checks & related forms and pick up your name badge.
Check your coat and any other items at coat check. Space is very limited at the bikes or on the courts or studios, so please check your bags. It is also unsafe for you to have bags at your bike or on the courts as other people may trip on them. If you need something during the event, a volunteer can go and get it for you. We cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items from the coat check.
Please do not check any valuables.
Check out the SPINODYSSEY Shop and the Silent Auction.
15 minutes before starting time please be ready to get to your bike.
No. All bikes will have pedals with toe cages for those who ride using regular sneakers.
No, unless you use LOOKs or non spd!
Yes. Either you must be present in person or someone you designate must be present. The top fundraisers will be picking their own prizes from the choices available. If you are not present, you will miss your turn to select your prize and you will be left with whatever top prizes were not picked. The top fundraising prizes will be posted at the event. The top fundraiser prize winners will be announced in the last hour of the event. At 3:15p the top fundraisers are to meet at the SPINODYSSEY Shop where the Top Fundraiser prizes are located and Patty Kondub, Clair Mason, Chris Klimek, Judy Samuels of the SPIN-O Committee will facilitate the awards.
Volunteers will be available to assist you at the event. Volunteers will be wearing Bright Pink or Washed-Out Brown SPINOdyssey T-shirts so feel free to ask them for help.
YES. We have a free breakfast & lunch from , the Official Fuel of SPIN-O 2012. Enjoy organic fresh fruit, freshly baked muffins and bagels, gogurt, pb&j sandwiches, pinwheel sandwiches and side salads! Hydrate with Steaz, Poland Spring & Honest Tea and other drinks while quantities last for riders and volunteers. Feel free to bring your small snacks and sports drinks if there is one that works best for you. Filtered water fountains are available and encouraged. FAIRWAY MARKET’s catered food should be eaten in the refreshments area only and not in other areas of the event floor.
Given the hundreds of participants, lockers, showers and changing facilities are extremely limited. Come dressed in your workout clothes and expect to leave that way. Please use the Port-O-Johns instead of any of the toilets in the building.
There are 10 minute breaks for all activities at 10:50 - 11:00 AM, 11:50 - Noon,
12:50 – 1:00 PM and 1:50 – 2;00 PM. After Herman at 9:00 — there is also a break 9:50 – 10:00. Riders ride straight from 9:00 - 10:50 the first two hours.
Visit the American Cancer Society researchers in the SPIN-O Village and our dedicated medical professionals from Norwalk Hospital!
Wipe down your bike when you leave if you are not riding 6 hours
and welcome the new rider!
Hydrate and eat.
Free massages will also be available behind the bike court for everyone, next to Pam Einarsen Photography
If you have not already picked up your goodie bag, please do so and drive home safely! You will need to show your name badge to receive a goodie bag.
Your assistance would be very welcome. Or come back 5:00 - 6:30 pm and help.
Please turn off all cell phones, two-way pagers and beepers during the rides. If you need to have your cell phone with you, please set it to vibrate, not ring. If using a cell phone, please leave the bike area and make your call from the fitness floor or elsewhere outside of earshot of the cycling area. Note that communication devices may not work everywhere in the facility.
If you are unable to attend the event, please contact us at 203.767.3778 as soon as possible so we can release your bike to someone on our waiting list or walk-ins. Sorry but registration fees are not refundable.
NO - Please do not leave children unattended.
|Thank you and we look forward to seeing you this weekend in the fight against breast cancer. It is year 13 and over $3 MILLION!
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At 3PM on Sunday, March 6 we announced was raised for American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Research and national breast cancer clinical trials in Whittingham Cancer Center at Norwalk Hospital.
from the was given to Whittingham Cancer Center at Norwalk Hospital to support breast cancer research.
We also will have money from, after paying the event expenses such as insurance, police, staging, sound system, etc. to give to Whittingham Cancer Center and ACS for breast cancer research! That amount will be announced in another newsletter.
Please note that no one on the SPINODYSSEY Committee is paid, and 100% of your checks & cash fund breast cancer research!
Online donation pages always stay open, so more contributions are coming in every day!
Our generous hosts of SPINODYSSEY, for the 8th year, and their staff & members for welcoming us the many weeks prior to SPINODYSSEY for set up.
Who hosted our first satellite event on the same day----a four hour Zumba Marathon that was the second top fundraising team as of 3pm Sunday with $61,667!
Owner Jordy Scott for years has sponsored and ridden in SpinO with his sister and wife and has raised money as a member of the Wilton Y Team the past 8 years and this year sent a team. He supplies us with trucks and drivers and manpower all weekend for whatever SpinO needs i.e., schlepping bikes and things to storage. AND, over the past 8 years besides trucks and drivers they donated the beautiful trees with pink lights at the stage . . . Thank You Glen Gate!
Not only the Official Fuel for breakfast and lunch with freshly baked bagels and muffins, PB&J, delicious salads, wraps and organic fruit, but they also provide bottled water, Vitamin Water, ZICO Coconut Water, ice, organic bike cleaner, all paper products AND Fairway Goody Bags filled with great stuff, AND Top Fundraiser gift baskets!! And they had a team ride! Fairway proudly displays photos of SPINODYSSEY in their Canal Street Stamford store in the cafe.
for allowing us parking in his lot on Sunday . . .
and the 600 free oil changes, lube & oil filter coupons in the goody bag.
came through again with great t-shirts at a great discount!
provided all of the printing of sponsor kits, flyers, BIG event posters, the sponsor banner and presenter boards. Thank you Bob Labanca!!
Dr Sid McCauley & Bill Radoey from Fairfield CT; Judd Delaney of Westport’s Saugatuck Rowing Club; Olivia Stanciu, Maggie Culyer, & Barbara K. from Equinox Darien; Elisa Carvalho of INTENSITY At the Zumba Marathon: Kathy Kordas, Sergiana Bruco, Tony Trujillo, Kim O'Neill, Dr. Jeffrey Pivor, DDS, and Monique Wilson.
who donated the Tyvek to cover the entire tennis court of SPIN-O village
and provided pizzas for the Goody Bag Stuffing Volunteers and in the Goody Bags they put YoYos, Frizbees & Slinkys . . . and they organized Team Rhona and Raised $22,876! AND donated a NEW BIKE as a Top Fundraiser Prize!!!! WOWOWOWOWOW!
teamed up again with yummy smoothies for riders and volunteers! There was drinks from Laura Felton, tasty & healthy frozen gelato, for men and women, The “Toffee Guy” a/k/a Keishon of ---bottles all day AND in your goody bag, Coffee from the bottles all day and in your goody bags, and ZICO Coconut Water.
The Volunteer who returned almost 1200 bottles and cans from the event which came to $59.85 . . .
he gave it all BACK to the SPINODYSSEY!
(teams that raised the most funds, as of 2PM):
Stop by their shops, use their products, and tell them that SPINODYSSEY appreciates their generosity! A list of sponsors and donors of SPINODYSSEY shop items, items for the goodie bags & silent auction, and day of the event services or cash is posted on all year and will appear soon in the local papers.
Check out all the great products and offers from our sponsors in the Fairway Goody Bag!
And thank you who supplied at cost & assembled the toe cages on 100 pairs of the SPD flat pedals and delivered us 10 more on Saturday when we were short! And donated a bike as a top fundraiser prize!
And thank you for the official water bottle.
Simply put, without our volunteers, the event would not have been possible. Each of you has been an integral part of what makes SPINODYSSEY so special year after year.
And let’s not forget the that set-up Friday night in another record 50 minutes---a job that used to take four hours! Breakdown again was three hours ahead of schedule due to their non-stop manpower along with the The guys are key to the set up Friday & Saturday and breakdown Sunday the past 6 years! In prior years SPIN-O organizers would not finish cleanup until 10PM Sunday and this year we were out of the building by 6:45 PM! Thank you to the who performed with Terri, Joyce and Jenna the last hour, too! AND the stepped up and volunteered
to go to the Order Form for the Official SPINODYSSEY Cycling Jersey . . .
and click through to see the sizes we have left.
For sizing information, log on to . Jerseys are $65 and $15 of the jersey sale is donated to fund breast cancer trials at Whittingham Cancer Center!
The nonprofit that SPINODYSSEY operates under is . Fred Ury is one of the co-founders of The Trek and is in the Band DNR that played at SPINODYSSEY! Check out and read about the outdoor ride he organizes that is the sister to SPINODYSSEY. It is Burlington, VT to Portland, ME in August, and 100% of the donations help the research for the AIDS Vaccine being developed at UCLA AIDS Institute and Emory Vaccine Center.
You do not have to ride all the days
and it is loads of fun and a great time and great cause.