Buffalo CycleNation returns in person

BUFFALO, May 12, 2022 — The popular CycleNation event returned to Buffalo on Thursday evening. The event, held at BAC for Women, Colvin, raised more than $50,000. For two hours, teams of four rode stationary bikes in a relay-style to help the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, fight stroke.

Stroke is the nation’s No. 5 killer, and a leading cause of long-term disability. About 800,000 people in the United States have a stroke every year. That’s nearly the entire population f Erie County!

Thursday’s event served as a kickoff for the CycleNation campaign. The main event at the ADPRO Sports Training Center will return this fall. The date and time, along with fun new details for the event, will be announced when they are available.

“CycleNation is a rally ride to educate and encourage our community to stay active and incorporate a healthy lifestyle into their daily routine,” said CycleNation chairman Andy Davis Chief Operating Officer of ECMC. “Cycling strengthens heart muscles, lowers resting pulse and reduces cholesterol. Additionally, cycling increases brain function, processing speed and mental alertness. We are really proud of our work through CycleNation and we know that through our local efforts we will be able to save countless lives.”

Being physically active is important to prevent heart disease and stroke. To improve overall cardiovascular health, the American Heart Association American Stroke Association suggests at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise, or 75 minutes per week of vigorous exercise.

CycleNation is a high energy, indoor stationary cycling event. Teams of four ride stationary bikes in relay format. Each team member rides for 30 minutes. Throughout the evening, riders met stroke survivors, local celebrities, and more. Teams raised money to help fund research, education and advocacy programs.

CycleNation is sponsored by ECMC; Harter Secrest & Emery, LLP; Medtronic; National Fuel; Triad Healthcare Recruiting; Highmark BlueCross BlueShield; UB Neurosurgery; Moog; National Grid; Penumbra; Walsh Duffield; Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation; Jacobs Institute; Lawley, and media sponsors Buffalo Healthy Living and WGRZ.

For information, visit CycleNation.org/Buffalo.