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Gearing-Up Cycle-A-Thon A Success

Gearing-Up Cycle-A-Thon A Success

The Bryn Mawr College Fit Club hosted a Cycle-A-thon to benefit Gearing-Up, a Philadelphia based non-profit that provides women in transition from abuse, addiction, and/or incarceration with the skills, equipment, and guidance to safely ride a bicycle for exercise, transportation, and personal growth.

This years’ event was in conjunction with April Fitness and the Fit Club’s Challenge. The co-founders of Gearing Up, Kristin Gavin and Megan Donascimento, were thoroughly impressed with the community involvement and enthusiasm! In the end, the Bryn Mawr College community raised $2797.90.

“As the Athletic Department takes on more service initiatives, it was wonderful have such outstanding support from the BMC community in donations, raffle ticket sales and participation in the Cycle-a-thon. Because of its great success, we hope to make this an annual event and Gearing Up is a fantastic organization that we hope to support again in the future,” stated co-organizer Laura Kemper.

With 84 participants on 14 teams, made up of Faculty, staff and students (undergrad and postbacs), the event ran from 8:00 am-2:00 pm.

The top fundraising team, Team Patriot, comprised of Wendy Greenfield, Laura Kemper, Liz McCormack, Terry McLaughlin, Kathy Tierney and Tatyana Welch raised more than $800 and finished third overall in total mileage. The top mileage team, Over the Hill (and down the other side), comprised of Carol Bower, Jason Hewitt, Jen Hawkes, Nicole Kelly, Marci Scheuing and Avary Taylor, biked 202.4 miles.

Team Results:

  1. Over the Hill 202.4 miles
  2. Canaday Cyclones 199.0 miles
  3. Patriot Riders 187.5 miles
  4. Quantum Spin 186.4 miles
  5. Training Wheels 185.8 miles
  6. Team Keep Moving 180.2 miles
  7. Easy Rider 177.5 miles
  8. Team Anthro 173.5 miles
  9. Girl Power 170.8 miles
  10. Chain Gang 168.4 miles
  11. Team Safety 167.9 miles
  12. The Chasers 165.8 miles
  13. Horned Toads 159.8 miles
  14. Too Live Crew 140.5 miles

Top Mileage – Individual

  1. Tom King 40.6 miles
  2. Doug Appleman 38 miles
  3. Jason Hewitt 38 miles
  4. Chris Boyland 36.5 miles
  5. Marci Lippert 35.8 miles
  6. Jonas Goldsmith 34.8 miles
  7. Nicole Bowman 34.1  miles
  8. David Karen 33.7 miles
  9. Glenn Smith 33.7 miles
  10. Terry McLaughlin 33.6 miles