Revolution Indoor Cycling is giving riders of all abilities a new reason
to attend a fun morning of cycling on Sunday, March 13, from 9:00 am to
1:00 pm. Known for upbeat, fun-filled cycling classes, Revolution invites
riders to "Rock the Ride," a special event to benefit local
stroke and cardiac patients.
Teams of up to four members each will ride for a total of four hours, accompanied
by entertainment by DJ Londo. Prizes and refreshments from generous local
businesses will help participants stay motivated and energized throughout the ride.
"We're grateful to Revolution's Julie Guttormson for organizing
and hosting an active morning that supports the St. John's Hospital
Foundation," said Foundation Director of Stewardship and Special
Events Rachel Merrell. "Funds raised will directly benefit patient
care in our community."
Julie Guttormson has a personal interest in this important cause, having
experienced a stroke herself in 2006, at the age of 31. Julie had been
a vibrant, active athlete who enjoyed skiing, running, and cycling in
addition to her career in hospitality sales and her sideline passion of
teaching fitness classes.
Learning she had experienced a stroke was a shock, but Julie knew she was
extremely lucky to walk away healthy and with no side effects. During
the year that followed, Julie entered many athletic events, including
the Ironman Coeur d’Alene, and she turned her passion for sharing
fitness into a career.
With the support of her husband and two small children, Julie opened the
doors of Revolution Indoor Cycling in March, 2012. This year marks Revolution’s
4th anniversary, and the 10th anniversary of her stroke.
Early sign up for “Rock the Ride” is recommended, due to limited
space. "We are challenging each team to raise a minimum of $500 to
support the cause by reaching out to friends and family or by recruiting
a business sponsor," explained Merrell. "The money raised will
make a meaningful difference for local patients."
Prizes will be awarded to the teams with the Highest Mileage, Highest Fundraising
Total, Most Spirit, Best Dressed and more.
To sign up, go to Eventbrite.com and enter "Rock the Ride." For
more information, contact Merrell at 307-739-7517.
Media contact: Karen Connelly, 739 7380,
St. John's Medical Center in Jackson, Wyoming, offers patient-centered
care, clinical excellence, and community wellness through a full-service
hospital, primary care and specialty physician practices, and a long-term
care Living Center. For more information, visit tetonhospital.org
St. John’s Hospital Foundation works to broaden the community’s
understanding of and support for St. John’s Medical Center and to
inspire philanthropy to improve the health of our community. For more
information about the Foundation, please visit