The following description is from the event organizers:
No sitting, no sleeping—just 46 consecutive hours of fun for everyone! The John H. Boner Community Center presents the first ever, Chase The Legacy Stationary Bike-A-Thon on Thursday, February 16th beginning at noon. The event will be held at the Art Bank Art Gallery, 811 Massachusetts Ave. in Indianapolis.
Chase The Legacy is more than just a bike-a-thon, it’s a three-day celebration to encourage health and fitness, and to increase awareness to not only Near Eastside residents, but also to those who work or live close to the Near Eastside to become members of the Fitness Zone. The new state-of-the-art health and fitness center located at the Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center opened this month on the campus of Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis.
“Not only are we excited to present this three-day event, but we want to emphasize the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. Becoming a member of the Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center’s Fitness Zone is a great value and resource for individuals and families,” says James Taylor, CEO of the John H. Boner Community Center, which owns and operates the Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center. The Fitness Zone, powered by IUPUI, offers individual memberships for $20 per month or $40 per month for families, and includes a personal trainer, a fitness and body composition assessment and access to all exercise classes—and to top it off, the first month is free.
Starting at noon on Thursday, February 16th until 10 a.m., Saturday, February 18th, volunteers will ride stationary bicycles for one hour during the 46-hour bike-a-thon. Each rider will ask a minimum of 10 neighborhood residents, friends or family members to sign up for a Fitness Zone membership. Individuals who enroll will receive a free Fitness Zone tee shirt. The rider with the most commitments will take home one of the stationary bikes.
Joining in the fun, Pacer’s mascot, Boomer will ride on Friday, February 17th at noon!
Other entertainment and activities include live music and an evening “Mass Bash” with food and drinks at 6 p.m. on both February 16th and 17th. A Halftime Lunch at the 23-hour mark will be held at 11 a.m. on February 17th, and a Breakfast of Champions at 9 a.m. on February 18th. IUPUI will also be conducting free dancing and stationary-bike spinning classes.
In addition, volunteers and attendees will have the opportunity to help paint a four-panel mural designed by Indianapolis artists Andrew Severns and Nick Moon of murals.tv. Once completed, the murals themed around music, food, art and gardening, will be permanently housed in the Youth Education Town section of the Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center, where classes on those topics are taught for all ages.
The three-day event wraps up Saturday, February 18th with a Community Day / Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center, 725 N. Oriental Street.