Cycle for a cause

Cycle for a cause

Illustration by Chantal Chalita
By Nailah Edmead

Illustration by Chantal Chalita

Cycle for a cause

By Nailah Edmead
On March 25, students are invited to enjoy a 'Cycle Sesh’ on the Lakeside Patio in support of Dolphins Challenge Cancer to benefit the University's own Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

On Thursday, March 25, on the Lakeside Patio, students can lend their support to the annual Dolphins Challenge Cancer initiative by pedaling their way through an engaging outdoor cycling class led by a certified instructor from the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center. 

Hosted in collaboration with the Division of Student Affairs and Team Hurricanes, the four-hour Cycle Sesh event begins at 5:30 p.m. and is themed “Cycling Through the Decades,” with cycling classes held every 30 minutes featuring music from the 1980s through today.  

“We wanted to create awareness of the DCC among students in a fun, affordable way,” said Tony Musto, director of fitness programs for the Department of Wellness and Recreation, who is helping to lead the event’s coordination. “I’m hoping as many students as possible participate in the cycling classes or even just come out to support their friends,”  

For $15, students can pre-register online for a 30-minute cycling session. For last-minute participants, on-site registration is also available for $20. Students looking to challenge themselves are welcome to register for additional sessions at just $5 each. The donation includes food, water, and an event t-shirt. For those not looking to join the instructional cycling class, a $10 donation earns students food and a t-shirt. The event also includes a silent auction, featuring gift packages and on-campus experiences.  

“We wanted to ensure that the event was enjoyable for all students and that we were able to connect with them. Getting perspective from students was a major goal,” said Brittany Goins, assistant director of instructional programs with the Department of Wellness and Recreation and a member of the event’s planning committee. 

All participant-raised funds from the event will go directly to lifesaving cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. 

For event details and to register, visit miami.edu/cyclesesh.