We are excited to announce the return of the Million Calorie Burn to Revolution Cycling Studio. Beginning February 15, we’ll tally all calories burned in every cycling class, racing to a total of 1,000,000.
Once again, we’ll be running this event as a fundraiser for the Forgotten Children’s Fund, based at the M-Bar-C Ranch, right here in Freeland on lovely Whidbey Island.
When we hit 1,000,000 calories burned, Island Athletic Club, Useless Bay Coffee Company, and Bayview Bicycles will donate a total of $500 to the Forgotten Children’s Fund. If we can hit 1,000,000 calories in fewer than 73 days–that’s how long it took us in 2017–we’ll double that donation to $1,000.
Giddy up. Let’s get ready to ride!
Beginning September 5, we’ll be offering more cycling!
CycleFIT will consist of 35 minutes on the bike followed by a 20-minute Tabata Style body weight workout.
Look forward to 40 minutes of cycling followed by 15 minutes of off-the-bike core strengthening exercise.
Island Athletic Club will be closed this coming Monday, September 4, in observance of Labor Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 5, with regular business hours.
You may have noticed that Island Athletic Club has a new look, both inside and out: In May, the facility’s existing lighting was converted to LED bulb technology. All of the indoor spaces–from the lobby all the way back to the pool–are now lit by LED bulbs.
The same goes for our parking lot light poles and the bollards that line our exterior walkways. Where we once had orange-hued high pressure sodium bulbs, we now have bright, clear LED light.
This upgrade, which was made possible in part by rebates from Puget Sound Energy and the Bellingham-based nonprofit Sustainable Connections, will reduce the Athletic Club’s annual electricity usage (for lighting purposes) by an astounding 54 percent, or more than 31,000 kilowatt hours per year. That’s enough to power three homes for the entire year!
Thank you for your patience as we completed these necessary projects. We also thank the intrepid employees of Island Athletic Club for their hard work during Closure.
Examples of projects completed this Closure:
- Repainting of the entire Club interior
- Resurfacing of the men’s locker room floors (wet areas)
- Resurfacing of pool decking
- Sanding, re-painting and refinishing of strength equipment
- Deep cleaning of all equipment and surfaces
- Repair and patching of parking lots
A HUGE thank-you to the 183 riders who participated in this year’s Million Calorie Burn. We passed the mark in Nick’s class on Thursday morning, April 27th, finishing the challenge in ONLY 71 DAYS!
You may recall that our challenge was to beat last year’s Burn, which took 77 days.
As a result, Island Athletic Club, Useless Bay Coffee Company, and Bayview Bicycles will now donate $1,000 total to the Forgotten Children’s Fund. (Those three sponsors would’ve donated a total of $500 had we not eclipsed the 77-day mark.)
In addition, Island Athletic Club members generously “purchased” over $400 in calories, which will be added to the total donation to the Forgotten Children’s Fund.
To celebrate, we’ll throw a Million Calorie Bash on Thursday, May 18, at Revolution Cycling Studio. Anyone who attended a cycling class during the Burn is invited! More details are forthcoming.
As of 4/25/17:
We have burned a total of 951,071 calories!
That leaves only 48,929 calories to go!
It looks like we will reach our goal this week…ahead of schedule. Which means things look real good for The Forgotten Children’s Fund. If we complete the task in 76 days or fewer, the sponsors (Useless Bay Coffee Company, Bayview Bicycles, and Island Athletic Club) will donate a total of $1,000.
And please, join us at our blowout bash to celebrate the MCB on Thursday, May 18, at Revolution Cycling Studio!