YMCA of Central Ohio

RIDESTRONG for Survivors 2014

To benefit Central Ohio cancer survivors

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Because of our Riders' generosity, hundreds of cancer survivors throughout Central Ohio will be able to attend, at no cost, LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA programs to regain strength and heal. We're thrilled to announce your gifts so far have totaled almost $70,000! Whether you were a Rider or Virtual Rider, your contributions will make an impact throughout the community.


Thank you to everyone who shared your photos with us on social media. Click here to check out our official photos from the big ride! (Make sure to tag yourself!)


Together, our riders logged more than 37,000 miles through nearly 5,000 workouts using YTRAAK.


Riders who raise at least $500 will be entered to win a Special Grand Prize, a SPINNER® NXT – Manufactured by Star Trac (valued at more than $1,700). Riders will receive an extra raffle ticket for each additional $250 raised.

All donations are due by December 1. Drawing will be December 5. Winner will be notified through contact information on file.


We're thrilled Ralph Mlady joined us November 8 as a celebrity instructor! From Parma, OH, Ralph has been a member of the Spinning® Master Instructor Team since 2007. As an avid road cyclist, Ralph has participated in multiple 24-hour rides, centuries and road races. He has taught Spinning® Instructor Trainings and Continuing Education Workshops, as well as presented at fitness conferences in the United States and Canada. Ralph also holds group exercise certifications from ACE and AFAA. Ralph lead both sessions.

Livestrong at the YMCA

This small-group, research-based program is designed to help survivors move beyond their diagnosis.

  • Participants have the opportunity to build cardiovascular endurance, core muscular strength and endurance, core flexibility and balance.
  • This program has been shown to help improve functional ability, reduce the severity of therapy side effects, prevent unwanted weight changes and improve energy levels & self-esteem.

We are committed to offering LIVESTRONG at the YMCA at no cost to participants.
Help by becoming a
RIDESTRONG for Survivors Rider!

Thanks to our Sponsors!

  • Bartha
  • Cintas
  • Commercial Fitness Solutions
  • Eastside Community Church
  • Giant Eagle
  • Humana
  • Promotional Concepts
  • Stoltz-Mead Global
  • UnitedHealthcare