FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — For people who are hesitant about going back into gyms for a workout, there are many ways to stay active virtually.
“My policy is if I see pavement, I ride,” said Adrienne Maurer, Virtual Spring Cycle participant. “Pretty much anywhere I can replace a car with a bike I will.”
Maurer and nearly 500 other bikers are participating in the Fort4Fitness 2020 Virtual Spring Cycle.
“I think for a lot of people that ride regularly they would be out riding anyway,” Maurer said. “But doing an event like this encourages people to get out and ride.”
Fort4Fitness Executive Director Satin Lemon said the staff was hoping to make the 9th annual event the best yet but were forced to make changes because of COVID-19 restrictions.
“I think it's just a great way to remind people things aren't normal, but you can still get out there and create experiences with your family,” Lemon said.
The fundraising event has raised over $1,300 for the Fort4Fitness Covid-19 Relief Fund.
“Participants are able to log their own miles,” Lemon said. “Twice a week we send out an email if they would like to see how much they have biked in comparison to other riders.”
New riders have until Friday, May, 22 at 11:59 p.m. to register for the event.
“It's good for exercise, fun, mental health, and getting out into the fresh air,” Maurer said. “Just getting outside is always a good thing right now.”
To register for the Fort4Fitness Virtual Spring Cycle click here.