Indoor cycling enthusiasts will gather to fight cancer on Saturday, April 26 at Tony’s Gym in Albany. This event, RIDE for HOPE, is the third of its kind to benefit the Cancer Coalition of South Georgia’s work of fighting cancer through services, education, research and outreach in 32 South Georgia counties.

RIDE for HOPE offers participants an opportunity to “Spin” with one of the world’s top instructors, Josh Taylor. Taylor is a Spinning® International Master Instructor and former Professional Cyclist who has raced on several U.S. based Professional Cycling Teams for more than a decade. This year, the event will offer participants two rides complete with video and music. The two-hour ride will begin at 8:00 am, and the one-hour ride will begin at 11:00 am. Riders may choose to participate in either or both rides!

RIDE for HOPE was originally scheduled for mid-February; however bad weather prevented Josh Taylor from travelling to South Georgia. Cancer Coalition Development Manager Melissa Goodin noted a positive aspect of the date change. “As disappointed as we were to postpone the event,” said Goodin, “we are encouraged that the additional time will allow more people will sign up and experience this unique opportunity.” The large community of Spinners and cyclists in the Albany area have embraced the event each year and raised funds to support the Coalition. “Josh is one of the best instructors in the world and riders love the opportunity to have an inspiring and exciting workout while supporting a great cause,” explained Goodin.

Those interested in participating can register at Riders raise funds or personally donate to participate in the event. To donate to a rider’s fundraising goal, please go to Registration is open through April 18 and donations will be accepted until immediately before each ride.

For more information about the Cancer Coalition of South Georgia and RIDE for HOPE, visit

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