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February 28/11 15:49 pm - Spin Class Led by Axel Merckx & Trevor Linden to Support Cancer Research

Posted by Editoress on 02/28/11

There is still limited spaces still available for what will surely be the most sought after spin class in Vancouver.

As part of the "24 Hour Spin" in support of the BC Cancer Foundation Ride To Conquer Cancer, the Wedgewood Cycling Team and Team Granfondo Axel Merckx are hosting a Fundraising Spin Class led by Olympic medalist and ten-time Tour de France rider Axel Merckx and, arguably the greatest Vancouver Canuck of all time, Trevor Linden.

Lucky participants will have the opportunity to spin with their heroes in an intimate setting for an experience they will never forget. All participants will also receive a Livestrong jersey autographed by Merckx and Linden. Only fifteen spots for this great opportunity are available, and they can be secured with a minimum bid of $500 per spot (tax receipts will be provided). 100% of proceeds will benefit the BC Cancer Foundation. The one-hour class will run from 5:00 to 6:00 pm on Saturday, March 5, at Vancouver's new Fit FX Studio (443 West 10th Avenue,

Bids will be accepted by e-mail and can be forwarded to Ross Turnbull at ; Riders will need to supply their own bike that can be mounted onto stationery trainer.

About the 24 Hour Spin

This very special Spin Class is being held in conjunction with a 24 Hour training session by Team Granfondo Axel Merck, Team Wedgewood and friends from the Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes Cycling Team, to raise funds for their team members participating in the BC Cancer Foundation Ride to Conquer Cancer. Merckx, along with friends and teammates from all three teams, including Olympian and multi-time World Mountain Bike Champion Alison Sydor, will spin over a 24-hour period in a relay format that will include sprint competitions, in a festival-like atmosphere.

As part of the event a Silent Auction will be held featuring copy number 511 of 525 of the Eddy Merckx Limited Edition Art Book. No longer available in stores, this treasured piece contains memories of the Cannibal's career and is truly a collector's item. Other cycling jerseys, memorabilia and cycling equipment, including a bike courtesy of the Vancouver Bike Gallery will be on display for bidding.

Donations will be collected at the event and bids on the Silent Auction items will close at noon on Sunday, March 6th, and bidders must be present in person to bid. Coffee and refreshments, including Belgium Waffles, will be available courtesy of Vancouver's Pâtisserie Lebeau.

Up to date information can be found on twitter @24hourspinyvr


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