May is National Bike Month and there is no better way to celebrate than by raising money and awareness for cancer research. The 6th Annual Tour de Pier stationary cycling fundraiser, held on Sunday, May 20 starting at 8:30 a.m. at the iconic Manhattan Beach Pier, benefits three cancer charities: the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research; Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach and the Uncle Kory Foundation.
The award-winning charity fundraiser Tour de Pier is not an ordinary spin class. The fitness fundraiser brings one of the hottest indoor fitness activities – stationary cycling – to the gorgeous outdoors as almost 2,000 cyclists will be riding on 375 stationary bikes while overlooking the breathtaking Pacific Ocean. The area’s best instructors and celebrity guests will spin riders through five 50-minute sessions with energizing music and loads of excitement. In addition to cycling, the Tour de Pier is expected to welcome 10,000 visitors to its widely popular FREE Health & Fitness Expo, with vendor booths, games and activities as well as entertainment.
All bikes are currently sold-out for the Tour de Pier. However, the public can register for Ride the Nite – the prelude to the Tour de Pier – held on Saturday, May 19 from 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. At Ride the Nite, presented by LA Aleworks, cyclists will wear silent-disco headphones during a sunset spin overlooking the Pacific Ocean at the Manhattan Beach Pier. Registration is separate from Tour de Pier, costs $250 per person and only 75 bikes total are available. The bikes will be provided by Bay Club featuring the IC7, the most advanced indoor cycle on the market.
The Tour de Pier and Ride the Nite will be located at the Manhattan Beach Pier & Strand, 2 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. For more information and to register, please visit www.tourdepier.com.