Spin to Break the Cycle

What if someone told you that an hour of spinning could help stop violence in Chicago – would you step up to the bike?

Event Overview

Spin to Break the Cycle is a high-energy, indoor cycling event that raises funds to support World Sport Chicago’s programs that are having a tangible impact on reducing violence in Chicago.  On March 8th the event will take over three floors in the House of Blues – creating an emotionally and physically empowering experience.

DATE: Saturday, March 8, 2014
LOCATION: House of Blues Chicago (329 N Dearborn St)
QUESTIONS? We want to help. Give us a call at 312-861-4940 or e-mail us.

Get Started


Gather a group of people and form a team or sign up to spin solo. Each person chooses how long they spin with the option to go for 1, 2 or 3 hours.


It’s easier than you think, and we provide you with tools, tips and your own custom fundraising page through Crowdrise to collect donations online.


On March 8 The House of Blues Chicago Concert Hall will be filled with riders spinning toward one common goal – breaking the cycle of violence in Chicago.

This entry level workout will get your heart pumping and your legs moving as you go the distance to help stop the violence in our great city.

The Impact

Spin to Break the Cycle sponsors and participants will take part in more than a memorable fitness event – they will join together to raise funds to support programs that are designed to address violence in Chicago.

Becoming a Man – Sports Edition (BAM-Sports)

BAM-Sports changes lives through the combination of an in-school social/emotional counseling curriculum and after-school sports. A research trial by the University of Chicago Crime Lab proved that participation in BAM-Sports led to a 44% lower incidence of violent crime arrests and significant improvements in school engagement.

Learn more about BAM-Sports.

PlayStreets Chicago

In Chicago access to existing parks or playgrounds can often be obstructed by gang territories and drug trade. A collaboration of private, public and community-based entities, PlayStreets Chicago is a community-driven initiative aimed at reclaiming public spaces and transforming residential streets into places for safe family play.

Learn more about PlayStreets Chicago.

The Experience

Whether you are an avid cyclist or a first time rider this event is a unique and inspiring way for you to get active in making a difference:

  • Hundreds of riders taking over the House of Blues
  • DJ spinning a high energy music
  • Engaging workouts led by some of Chicago’s top instructors
  • Post-Spin reception including a complimentary drink and appetizers
  • Rejuvenation area with free massages, product samples and more
  • Free Under Armour event shirt
  • Fundraising rewards program with drawings and prizes

 Registration: $30 per person

 Fundraising Minimum: $300 fundraising minimum per hour that you spin (option of 1, 2, or 3 hours)



Fundraising Made Easy

Fundraising can seem intimidating but it may be easier than you think. Asking your network of friends and family to give just $10 about a cause you are excited about can quickly add up.

We've prepared a fundraising toolkit and some exclusive prize packages, thanks to our partners, for you and your donors.

Fundraising Toolkit

Fundraising Rewards