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Darien's JoyRide Cycling To Ride For Breast Cancer Awareness

Darien's JoyRide Cycling Studio is hosting two events in October to help raise breast cancer awareness.
Darien's JoyRide Cycling Studio is hosting two events in October to help raise breast cancer awareness. Photo Credit: Courtesy JoyRide Cycling Studio

DARIEN, Conn. -- Darien's JoyRide Cycling Studio is hosting two special events in October in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The fitness boutique will host a special "Date Night" evening class at 7 p.m., Oct. 18, according to a news release. Instructor Mo Prester will lead the ride. During the ride, Dr. Adam Ofer, an obstetrician and gynecologist and NBC’s Today Show contributor, will speak about prevention and awareness of breast cancer, according to the release. JoyRide will also  donate the proceeds from the ride to The Whittingham Cancer Center in Norwalk, according to the release. The cost for two spots is $50. Beer, wine and snacks will follow the ride, according to the release.

The second cancer awareness event this month will be an indoor cycling fund-raiser to benefit CT Challenge's programs that support breast cancer survivors with a ride starting at 11 a.m. Oct. 20, according to the release. The registration fee is $50 with the minimum fund-raising commitment set at $150, according to the release.

CT Challenge, which is based in Southport, Conn., "offers programs to improve the lives of cancer survivors through fitness, nutrition and psychosocial support," according to the release.

“JoyRide organizes a team to participate in CT Challenge’s annual bike ride, and now we’re excited to continue our support by hosting our own event, Gears for Gratitude,” said Rhodie Lorenz, the co-owner and lead instructor of JoyRide, in the release. “We feel strongly about supporting the cancer survivors in our lives and honoring those who have lost their lives to the disease.”

To sign up for either event, residents are asked to visit JoyRide Studio's website .

“JoyRide is passionate about indoor cycling and making a difference in people's lives,” Lorenz said in the release. “The energy of so many riders cycling for a common goal is inspiring. I believe exercise challenges us to reach our personal potential, and we can accomplish more as a team than as individuals.”

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