JoyRide announces first 'spinraiser'


JoyRide Wilton, the new dedicated indoor cycling studio in town has announced Animals in Distress, a volunteer-run, nonprofit cat shelter in Wilton as the organizing charity of the studio’s first “spinraiser.”
The event is scheduled for Sept. 10 at 6:30 p.m.
A spinraiser, as they call it, is an indoor cycling class fund-raiser. Amy Pal, the owner of JoyRide Wilton, has hosted a number of spinraisers at her Ridgefield location.
This spinraiser will be taught by JoyRide instructor Stacia Howard.
Booking bikes will cost a minimum of $35.
“Riders donate a minimum amount to ride and all funds collected go to the charity that organized the ride,” a press release said. “Typically, there is a post-party or talk after the ride, and JoyRide Wilton has a downstairs lounge designed for this purpose.”
Two local businesses are sponsoring the event. JoyRide’s next-door neighbor, Pet Pantry, a pet food store, is donating a gift basket of raffle items and gift certificates. Each rider will receive a basket.
Blue Buffalo, a pet food manufacturer with a focus on animal health headquartered in town, is donating a pet products raffle prize and “some Buff wearables and pet cancer awareness wrist bands,” according to the press release.
“Being a family-owned, local, community-based business,” said Executive Vice President of Pet Pantry Warehouse Adam Jacobson, “we are always looking for new and exciting ways to take part in giving back to the community. We were thrilled that JoyRide Wilton reached out to us for inclusion in this wonderful event in support of Animals In Distress.”
Mindy Feldscher, who volunteers at Animals in Distress and spins at Joyride, organized the event.
“I approached JoyRide Wilton to put together the first spinraiser as soon as I heard they were coming to town,” she said. “I’ve been riding at JoyRide Ridgefield and have seen the success that organizations have had raising money through spinraisers and thought it would be a great fit for Animals in Distress.
“We are thrilled,” she continued, “to collaborate on this event with JoyRide Wilton and grateful to have other local businesses such as Pet Pantry and Blue Buffalo supporting our cause.”
JoyRide Wilton is at 3 Godfrey Place.
Information: JoyRide Wilton.com.