Spinning for Homeless Youth

Spinning for Homeless Youth

WPG CycleA charity initiative for street-entrenched and homeless youth will kick things off for a new Winnipeg cycle studio this week.

WPG Cycle will throw its doors open on Saturday, October 15 with a charity ride.

“We believe in giving back. WPG Cycle provides more than just a spin class, the bike is our momentum, our platform to create positive change, support local businesses and make a difference in our community,” said owner Christy Weiss.

Neighbours and friends will get a first look at the studio on Thursday from 5-9 p.m., housed inside a former lounge and restaurant at 734 Osborne Street.

Donations from RaY’s top 10 most-needed items list will be collected at the open house and throughout the week.

Then on Saturday, WPG Cycle will offer up half price classes for a minimum $10 donation to RaY at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and noon.

“We picked RaY because health and wellness should be encouraged at any age and any size,” Weiss added. “Most importantly it should be accessible, which is why we created a program called the Youth Movement, a five-dollar class twice a month dedicated to youth and their health.”

Registration for Saturday’s charity rides can be found at WPG-Cycle.com.