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Lift Up Wounded Veterans At Fundraising Event At Westport's JoyRide

JoyRide Cycling Studio is dedicated to offering indoor cycling, as well as off-the-bike, cross-training classes.
JoyRide Cycling Studio is dedicated to offering indoor cycling, as well as off-the-bike, cross-training classes. Photo Credit: Julianne Mulvey

WESTPORT, Conn. — JoyRide Cycling Studio in Westport is hosting a fundraising ride for Catch a Lift Fund, which supports wounded post-9/11 veterans with gym memberships, fitness equipment and support.

The event is on Sunday, Nov. 1, at 11 a.m.

JoyRide Cycling Studio Westport is located at 1200 Post Road East, behind Crate and Barrel.

It will be led by co-founder and lead instructor Rhodie Lorenz.

The cost of the class is free, and the suggested minimum donation is $45 per bike. All money raised benefits the Catch a Lift Fund.

“We see this ride as an opportunity to support our post-9/11 wounded veterans for their courage and thanking them for our freedom,” said Lorenz. “Using fitness as a way to gain strength and unite, we hope our efforts make a small difference in improving vets’ lives and expressing our gratitude.”

Following the 50-muinute fundraising ride, JoyRide will offer healthy treats from The Granola Bar and drinks from Spiked Seltzer.

To sign up for the ride, visit this website . All fitness levels are welcome.

Catch a Lift was started as a memorial to Cpl. Chris Coffland and founded on his lifelong philosophy that through physical fitness you can achieve your highest potential for a healthy mind and body. His dedication and mindfulness to physical fitness was part of a daily regimen his entire life.

He actively encouraged others to participate as well, so that they could lead a healthier and well-balanced life. Every day, Coffland would say "I'm goin' catch a lift," which was his way of saying he was off to the gym.

In keeping with Coffland's commitment to fitness and his dedication to the wellness of others, CAL will assist wounded veterans to become physically and mentally fit again through gifted gym memberships and home gym equipment.

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