On Saturday, August 24, YEG Cycle will be supporting Lewiston Olstad’s memory and helping his light shine through over Edmonton by bringing Ride the Roof to EDMONTON for the very first time. For those of you who aren't familiar with this little man's legacy, this one's for you.
It could have been a very different first birthday for Lewiston on May 25, 2017. Though through tragedy, he would not be there for his first birthday, the Olstads chose to make it a day of celebration of his short but influential life. His message of “squeezing a little tighter, loving a little deeper and dancing a little longer" was one they knew needed to be extended to the world.
Lewiston was born with SMA - Type 1 (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) and was only able to share his time with his loving family for six short months. But three years later and Lewiston is still sharing his light with the Olstads and with the world.
With his passing his family breathed life into the Love for Lewiston Foundation that has raised awareness for SMA, encouraged progress for a treatment, and aided families emotionally and financially who have faced the same struggles.
For the Olstads, the question "what now?" is much more meaningful than questioning "why" and it is one that has brought the community into the folds of the Love for Lewiston Foundation and helped accomplish incredible goals.
Ride the Roof will be YEG Cycle's BIGGEST charity spin event of the year, with all funds raised benefiting Love for Lewiston and TreeEra. For those of you who don't know, since starting in 2016, TreeEra has planted over 68,069 trees globally - 41,569 trees in 2018 alone. TreeEra plants around the world with partners in British Columbia, Ontario, Africa, and Costa Rica. They give back to the planet one tree at a time, and we love that.
With three rides, a live DJ, refreshments from local vendors, exclusive complimentary event merchandise, and all your favorite motivators rocking it out high over the River Valley, we’ll be taking the spin party outdoors at Courtyard by Marriott Edmonton Downtown for one huge celebration of love and giving back to the world.
(This is going to be EPIC.)
A huge shout out to our sponsors Red Bull, Earth Water, Roasti Coffee, Glow Juicery, and Fiasco Gelato.
We still have a few bikes left for our 5:30PM & 7PM rides, so make sure you REGISTER. We can’t wait to see you there!
P.S. >> Already have your ticket to Ride the Roof?! Stay tuned to our Instagram to enter a contest for a 5 Class Package to YEG Cycle as well as your choice of hat and sweater from Love for Lewiston.