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Help keep every child safe in the water

When you participate in the Y's Guinness World Record Ride to 25 challenge October 20th, you'll make history when we cycle 25 hours to beat the world record for the longest cycling class. And, your contribution will make it possible for the Y to provide free swim lessons to 2,500 children. It's time to Ride.


Guinness World Record RIDE to 25 Photo
Guinness World Record RIDE to 25 Photo
Guinness World Record RIDE to 25 Photo
Guinness World Record RIDE to 25 Photo
Guinness World Record RIDE to 25 Photo
Guinness World Record RIDE to 25 Photo
Guinness World Record RIDE to 25 Photo

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EVENT DATE: Oct 20, 2017

The Y’s “Guinness World Record Ride to 25” cycle event will strive to beat the record for Longest Static Cycling Class and raise money to keep kids safe in the water through swim lessons.

 

In partnership with MacArthur Center’s Live 360 initiative, The YMCA of South Hampton Roads has announced plans to lead a Guinness Book of World Records event on October 20th at 6 pm inside MacArthur Center. The hope is to break the current world record of longest cycling class, currently held at 25 consecutive hours. The event will benefit the Y’s Annual Giving Campaign, specifically funds allocated to provide swim lessons to kids throughout South Hampton Roads, Northeastern North Carolina and the Eastern Shore of Virginia who would otherwise not have the opportunity to participate in programs that teach water safety.

 

The YMCA of South Hampton Roads is a nonprofit, community-based health and human services organization that serves over 250,000 children and families throughout Coastal Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina. More than 30% of those families receive financial assistance through the Open Doors program, whose funding is made available by the generosity of donors, helping them achieve their full potential in spirit, mind and body. The Y’s doors are open to people of all ages, backgrounds, abilities and incomes.