SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – “Spinning” is great exercise, but on Thursday, is was also great exercise for a great cause. For the second year in a row, people rode in place on exercise bikes outside One Financial Plaza in downtown Springfield, to benefit the annual “Ride to Remember.”
The cross-state bike ride, which will be held on September 19, pays tribute to law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty. It also raises awareness and funding for the Massachusetts Law Enforcement Memorial in Boston.
Our own Laura Hutchinson and Alessandra Martinez will be part of that ride, they were both on spin bikes earlier Thursday.
Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno was also there to help raise money for this cause, and he did so with a little healthy competition. He was challenged by West Springfield Mayor Edward Sullivan, Chicopee Mayor Richard Kos and Agawam Mayor Richard Cohen.
“It’s amazing what they are doing out here today, everyone get on a bike, spins for 15 minutes and they’re having a good time and donate to Ride to Remember. We hope a lot of people come down and enjoy it’s a beautiful day,” Sgt. John Delaney of the Springfield Police Department said.
The proceeds from Thursday’s event will go directly to build new soccer fields in honor of Springfield’s Fallen police officers.