Creating outdoor experiences that build confidence and community
The health crisis has worsened as Americans are spending more time indoors and in front of digital screens than ever before.
To bring new innovations that break down barriers and make nature and the outdoors the go-to place to form life-long healthy habits all can enjoy.
Our guiding principles are symbolized in our Flywheel logo:
BLUE SPOKE = ATTITUDE
It begins with a mindset that creates the confidence and belief needed for a healthy life.
RED SPOKE = ADVENTURE
Life is an Adventure which always begins in the outdoors and nature. That’s at the core of all we offer.
GREEN SPOKE = SIGNIFICANCE
Our approach takes people from success to significance by emphasizing personal growth through shared experiences and community support.
We believe that when all three spokes — Attitude, Adventure and Significance — are present, your life gains momentum, like a flywheel.
CycleHealth was founded with a mission to create a new cycle of health, starting with kids. We knew that kids had been at the forefront of big societal changes — like insisting that America quit smoking, buckle up, wear bike helmets, and start recycling — and we wanted to empower them to do it again. This time, leading us all to be more active in the outdoors.
With innovation in our DNA, we launched four world-class adventure events for kids and families, seasonal training challenges to get families outside year-round, and the nation’s first pediatrician-approved Sweat Rx prescription program.
Joining Forces with the Y.
As our programs and desire to make an impact grew, we said YES when invited to become part of the YMCA of the North in 2017. With the strength of the Y behind us, we have realized tremendous growth in participation while bringing several innovations to the community including the self-guided, scavenger-like adventure courses called Unlock It!
The YMCA of the north announces the expansion of CycleHealth into the Y Adventure Lab, focusing on growing outdoor and nature programming. Think of the “Lab” as a test kitchen to dream up, test and build new events, programs and offerings that motivate us to spend more of our time doing fun and meaningful activities in the outdoors and nature.
We depend on support from corporate sponsors and individual donors to fund our operation. This allows us to keep entry fees as low as possible to cover just event expenses - not profit - so all can participate. Scholarships available where needed.
PRESENTING CYCLEHEALTH PROGRAMS
SEE OUR SPONSORS
SWEAT Rx SPONSORS
Healthcare organizations that invest in us, so we can invest in Minnesota kids.
We convene partnerships with the following types of organizations:
Offering our first-in-the-nation Sweat Rx
Offering year-round programming for students
Offering programming to community-based organizations
CORPORATE AND GOVERNMENT
Offering social responsibility, public policy and corporate volunteer opportunities
Three Rivers Park District is a mission partner, and host of Kidarod at Fish Lake Regional Park, ForEverest at Hyland Hills Ski Area, BreakAway Kids Tri at Elm Creek Park Reserve, and Resilinator at Hyland Lake Park Reserve. Located in western Twin Cities suburbs, Three Rivers Park District provides recreation opportunities in a natural resources based park system with 23 parks, covering 28,000 acres, and 200 miles of regional bike trails. Visitors can enjoy hiking, biking, paddle sports, cross country and alpine skiing, and disc golf, along with a myriad of other fun and exciting recreational activities. Three Rivers is committed to promoting healthy lifestyles and providing opportunities for kids to be heathy and active in the outdoors.
CYCLEHEALTH MAKES SWEATING FUN FOR KIDS. ONCE THEY GET INVOLVED, THEY DON’T WANT TO STOP.
DR. TRACY HALL, SOUTH LAKE PEDIATRICS
The Y Adventure Lab / YMCA 15000 Minnetonka Blvd Minnetonka, MN 55345