Sunday, October 4, 2009

Bike a Major Artery

Grab your bicycle and your helmet to Bike a Major Artery on October 11, 2009 to help save women's lives and reduce the #1 killer of women in the United States. (Nearly 330,000 women died of heart disease in 2005 according to the CDC.)

This family friendly event offers several different ways to participate:

* America's Main Streeter-A rare chance to ride by the U.S. Capitol and White House unimpeded. Children are welcome on this 5-mile ride.
* Heart-of-the-Nation Time Trial: A timed 5-mile race.
* Arena Spinathon- Don't have a bike? Try this unique spinning class on the floor of the Verizon Center.
* BIKE FOR THE HEART Festival: This festival features activities for kids (including the Toddler Trike Race) and circus-style entertainment.

If you can not make it to the event, you can make a donation online to help fund heart screenings, education and empowerment for women.

This event is sponsored by Sister to Sister: The Women's Heart Health Foundation.