First Spin bike ride of season coming May 11 

May 8, 2013 

Every week during the summer, hundreds of bike riders of every age, shape, and experience level head out on the free supervised bike rides at Spin Neapolitan Pizza. With rides four days a week and a variety of routes – including shorter rides perfect for families, novices and those who haven’t ridden bikes in a while, challenging courses for advanced cyclists, and a mountain bike trail – there’s a ride for everyone. Fun, safety and camaraderie are emphasized. After the rides, cyclists and their friends and families receive a 10 percent discount on food at SPIN!  

The weekly rides run from May 6 through Aug. 31at four of Spin’s five locations. At 9:15 a.m. on Saturdays, riders enjoy a choice of 16 and 20-mile routes around Longview Lake before returning to Spin at 1808 N.W. Chipman Rd. in Lee’s Summit.

Every year, the Spin Bike Rides support a local charitable organization. This summer, Spin is partnering with Kansas City’s Heart to Heart International and will donate $1 to Heart to Heart for every ride completed, up to $3,500.

Funds raised will provide humanitarian and medical aid in Kansas City and around the globe. In addition, BikeSource technicians will regularly offer free minor bike adjustments at rides and a chance to win gift cards.

This is the sixth year that Spin has sponsored the free community bike rides, which are led by experienced cyclists.

“Our motto is ‘We Ride, Then We Eat Pizza’,” said co-owner Gail Lozoff, who wanted to bring Kansas Citians the experience she has enjoyed riding bikes and eating pizza in Italy. “Whether you haven’t been on a bike in years, you’re a casual rider, or an accomplished cyclist, Spin bike rides offer a fun opportunity to ride with a group while helping Heart to Heart.”

No advance registration is ever necessary. Participants just need to show up and sign in.

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