The American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, will host its 2021 Central Arkansas CycleNation event on Saturday, Oct. 30, in Little Rock. The ride will take place at Zen Studio located at 5612 R Street in Little Rock and will be a stationary cycling event.
CycleNation is a community of cyclists that get together to help fund life-saving stroke and heart research and promote brain and heart health through the American Heart and American Stroke Associations.
A description of the purpose behind the organization’s event reads, “Let’s be real: Cycling is not only fun, it’s a way to look good and feel good. Whether it be on the road or on a stationary bike, we’re cycling towards solving brain and heart health … literally and figuratively.”
According to the event site, some COVID-19 protocols will be in place: “The American Heart Association is creating mask-friendly environments at all our events. Vaccinated attendees will have the option of choosing whether to wear a mask, while those who are unvaccinated will need to wear a mask. Please do not attend an AHA event if you are not feeling well or have symptoms, irrespective of your vaccine status. If you have a condition that weakens your immune system or take certain medications, you may need to take extra precautions even if you are fully vaccinated, as instructed by your doctor. The AHA encourages you and everyone you love, care for, or care about to be vaccinated.”
“Our community is coming together for CycleNation to help save lives from stroke and heart disease. Join us by registering, raising funds and making an incredible impact. Together, we’ll put an end to stroke and heart disease.”
There is a $250 per rider/$1,000 per team fundraising minimum. Funds raised by cyclists will be used for stroke, heart and brain-centric research, prevention and advocacy. Simmons Wealth Management’s Jim Shenep is this year’s Chair of Central Arkansas CycleNation. The event is sponsored by CHI St. Vincent.
Check-in for the Oct. 30 event is at 8:30 a.m. The ride begins at 9 a.m. For more information and to learn how to register, visit the Central Arkansas CycleNation event site.