Listen: Isaac Gonzalez, a Advisory Council Member will ride a stationary bike this Friday from 6 am to 6 pm to raise funds for the Sacramento YMCA.
Isaac has challenged himself to raise $10,000 before his 39th birthday by riding a stationary bicycle for 12-straight hours in the lobby of the Sacramento YMCA. Gonzalez raised more than $10,000 during his birthday 13-hour bike-a-thon at the Y in 2019 and is determined to inspire others to join the cause by participating as individuals or as part of a relay team. This year will be his 5th and final Pedal For The Y Marathon.
Pedal for the Y is part of a larger community-wide effort to raise funds for the YMCA’s Y-Assist Program. Y-Assist provides critical funds to children, adults and seniors in the community who would not otherwise be able to participate in the YMCA's many beneficial programs such as camp, childcare, membership, swim lessons, and youth sports.
Last year's bike-a-thon extended past the 12 hour mark because Gonzalez had not reached $10,000 in donations by 6 pm. By continuing for another 75 minutes, Gonzalez was able to entice more donors to support the YMCA and finally dismounted from his stationary bike after hitting his goal. This year, Gonzalez pledges once again to not stop pedaling until he surpasses the $10,000 mark.
Additionally, various Sacramento Central YMCA community members will bike alongside Gonzalez in support and to raise additional funds for Y-Assist. There is still time for interested members in the community to register for those who wish to ride with Isaac. Riders can register as an individual, or as a relay team, at www.ymcasuperiorcal.org/PedalForTheYRelay. To help Isaac start and finish his 12-hour ride, join our cycling instructors for a special power hour cycling class in the lobby of the Sacramento Central YMCA. Power Hours: 7:00am and 5:00pm
Footage will live stream from the YMCA of Superior California's Facebook and Twitter accounts (@SacramentoYMCA) throughout the day while donations will be tracked in real-time on a thermometer in the lobby, and on Isaac’s donation page.