The American Lung Association’s 2021 Cycle the Seacoast has been reimagined into a virtual Cycle Your Way format now through June 30th! Cycling is a great way to improve both your physical and mental health, while giving an extra boost to your immune system. We encourage you to participate in the virtual event as this allows you to get outside while still practicing social distancing! Money raised will support public health efforts related to lung disease, including COVID-19 research. Over the next three years, the American Lung Association has pledged $25 million to: • Provide free lung health education and masks to those in need. • Protect public health by advocating for COVID and flu vaccines in underserved communities of color. • Prevent future outbreaks by investing in respiratory virus research. Who: Everyone! Not a cyclist? You can still sign up to do the virtual event and help support our cause! No cycling required. ?? What: If you choose to participate in the cycling portion of the virtual event, complete 25, 50 or 100 miles on an indoor or outdoor bike (or mix of both) at your own pace and in segments if preferred. All virtual participants that raise the minimum $200 (or $100 for ages 7-17) by June 30th will receive an accomplishment medal and event t-shirt. You can earn incentives the more you raise! When: Now through June 30th, 2021 Where: Anywhere you’d like, just make sure to always practice social distancing. Sample routes throughout New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts will be provided as well. How: Visit the event website (CycletheSeacoast.org) and register as a virtual participant for $25. You will receive everything you need to successfully complete the virtual event once you’re registered! Extras: Join our Cycle the Seacoast Club on Strava. You can connect your tracking devices to the Strava app so others can see your progress. We also encourage you to join our Cycle the Seacoast Facebook group to stay in touch with other participants and post photos of your ride/screenshots of your progress.