Second annual Spin-A-Thon to fundraise for Great Lakes Burn Camp

Published 9:08 am Tuesday, March 5, 2019

NILES — The Niles Burn Run and the YMCA of Southwest Michigan will host the second annual Spin-A-Thon Fundraiser for Great Lakes Burn Camp.

The 12-hour Spin-A-Thon will take place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at the Niles-Buchanan YMCA.

The goal of the Spin-A-Thon is to raise money for Great Lakes Burn Camp, a camp that promotes healing, self-esteem, confidence and general well-being for burn injured children. The Niles Burn Run works year-round to raise funds for the camp.

The all-day event will have 20 stationary bikes available each hour, with the last hour beginning at 5 p.m. For a $25 donation for each hour they wish to ride, participants will have a bike reserved for them, as well as a T-shirt. Participants may also register to walk the indoor track at any time throughout the day if they are unable to ride a spin bike.

The Spin-A-Thon is also looking for individuals or local businesses to sponsor each hour of the event for $100 per hour. Sponsors who commit before March 8 will be included on this year’s event T-shirt. All sponsorship funds will also be donated to Great Lakes Burn Camp.

Registration is open now through the day of the event. Those interested in riding and/or sponsoring an hour can register at Participants are not limited to the number of hours they ride. Certain hours will be conducted as spin classes and are noted on the registration page. For more information, visit