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The next event is on February 8, 2014 at the Aspen Hill Club.

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Shirts now available!

CFGC event shirts are artfully designed in striking blue with white logos and lettering and feature a high performance moisture wicking fabric. Event shirts are available in a variety of men’s and women’s sizes at $20 each. All proceeds benefit American Heart Association's Go Red for Women and American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Click here to purchase yours today! Pick up on day of event.


Our purpose is to be assertive, relentless and passionate in motivating people to raise money for worthy charitable purposes through the sport of Studio Cycling.

Cycle for Great Causes mobilizes cycling enthusiasts to raise funds for 2 great causes-The American Heart Association's Go Red for Women and American Cancer Society's "Relay For Life". In 2014, our goal is to continue giving even more to these worthy causes.


The next event is February 8, 2014

Cycle for Great Causes will once again hold an indoor cycle event at Aspen Hill Racquet Club in Silver Spring, MD to raise money for these two worthy causes. Individuals will have the opportunity to sponsor or participate in up to 5 indoor cycle classes of 45-minutes in duration. Classes begin at 7 a.m and end at 11:45 a.m. Registration is $30 per person per class, and additional donations are encouraged.

Past Events

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Join the Aspen Hill Club ZUMBA Team and Friends for our 4th Annual ZUMBATHON. Helping to Raise funds for Cycle For Great Causes Charities: American Heart Association (AHA): GO RED For Women and American Cancer Society (ACS): Olney Relay for Life.

  • Cost: $10 (pre-registration) and $15 at the door. Additional donations are encouraged
  • Registration forms will be available with the AHC Reception Desk and in all ZUMBA classes
  • Completed forms and fees can be left at the AHC Reception Desk
  • Participants are encouraged to wear purple or red in honor of their charity
  • Questions? Contact Heather at
  • Want updated information on the ZUMBATHON? Email Heather at with the subject "Put me on the ZUMBATHON list"

For more information, check out the poster here:

Event Instructors

  • Abiola Idris
  • Linda Dotson
  • Kiki Tyler

Our Partners

The Aspen Hill Club Teams up for Two Great Causes!

Join us Saturday, February 8 for the sixth annual Cycle for Great Causes event to benefit the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women and American Cancer Society's "Relay For Life". It's time to do what we can to educate, support, and fund both of these great organizations. You can do so by participating in this fabulous event.

The "Relay For Life" is an event in which the Aspen Hill Club participated in 2008 - 2013, and is excited to participate in 2014. We are proud to be able to participate again in 2014. As we know, age, sex, and race are not barred from this terrible disease so we want to do everything we can to contribute to this cause.

American Heart Association's Go Red For Women

The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign helps raise awareness and funds for research. You know heart disease is the No. 1 killer in women. You know it’s time to fight back. And now it’s time to Go Red. This is a call to action to stand with us. To become success story. A story of survival. To show us your battle scars and to be proud of the warrior you’ve become. Are you aware of just how powerful you are? You have the power to stop a killer. And you don’t need to become a kung fu master or undercover agent to do it. All you have to do is adopt a few simple habits that’ll put you on the road to a heart healthy lifestyle. Together, we have the power to save our lives.


The American Cancer Society's "Relay for Life"

The American Cancer Society's "Relay For Life" is a worldwide movement to end cancer. It represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, those who fight cancer will be supported and that one day cancer will be eliminated. So join us on February 8 to contribute to two incredible causes. Your contributions will mean the world to those in need. Find out more in upcoming newsletter articles on how you can participate and contribute.

For more information, check out their website:



Seeking corproate sponsorsorship

We are currently seeking corporate sponsors. Contact Marshall Weissman today at to be a premier sponsor of this event, and reach hundreds of fit professionals in the DC metro area.

Donate In-kind

In-kind donations are appreciated

Provide services such as e-mail marketing, printing, and promotions to ensure a successful event. For more information, contact Kate Kastelic at .

Donate Items

Donate an item for our silent auction

After the event, there will be a silent auction. All auction proceeds will benefit these two great causes. For more information, contact Alex Aleshin-Guendel at . Complete the silent auction download form and send it to Alex today!

Donate Funds

Donate funds using PayPal

To donate money to these two great causes, simply click on the button below to donate with a credit card or check, processed securely using PayPal.


Click on the time slots below to learn more about the instructors who help make this event possible.

  • 7AM Instructor: Amato Stellato

    Additional information coming soon...

  • 8AM Instructor: Terry Johnson

    Additional information coming soon...

  • 9AM Instructor: Gordon Linton

    Photo of Gordon Linton

    Gordon Linton discovered the magic of spinning after being invited to an Indoor Cycling Class while working out in the Aspen Hill Club fitness facility in 2007 and he has really never stopped. Having enjoyed participating in athletics in his youth and high school years and with a fondness for running in local events during his early adult life in Philadelphia, he loves the peace and mental release, as well as the mental and physical preparation for life challenges provided through fitness activity.

    Within a year-and-a-half after attending his first spinning class, Gordon came upon the realization that he would enjoy sharing his love for spinning with others. As a result, he became a Certified Cycling Instructor through NSPA in April 2008 and has recently begun teaching at the Aspen Hill Club.

    Gordon’s career has spanned serving as a community activist; educational consultant; elected legislative leader in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives; Presidential appointed Chief Executive of the Federal Transit Administration; private sector executive; board member of two of the nation’s largest transit systems and currently Senior Advisor and Owner, 200consult Transportation Solutions. In his “day job” Mr. Linton's efforts have focused on enhancing America's mobility through livable communities, technological innovations, and creative financing and management of local transit systems.

    Married and the father of four fantastic daughters, at Aspen Hill he is just a “regular Joe”, sharing his enjoyment in the community of fitness with the rest of us!

  • 10AM Instructor: Allison Lebo

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    Certifications: Hi! My name is Allison Lebo. I am a certified Spinning and Body Pump instructor and NSBA certified personal trainer!

    Background: I graduated from college with my degree in dental hygiene. I have two children, Samantha and Sean and they drive me crazy :-)

    Quote to live by: "You can pick your friends but you can't pick your family. So make the best of it"

  • 11AM Instructor: Marshall Weissman

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    Five years ago Kate Kastelic, Larry Judge and I approached Danielle Bouchard, General Manager at the Aspen Hill Club with the idea to use "Spinning", Studio Cycling, as a fund raiser to help worthy charities. She loved the idea and we ran with it.

    2014 will be our sixth year and Cycle for Great Causes has become an annual Aspen Hill Club tradition. With the involvement of the capable Aspen Hill Club staff, the event has grown and expanded.

    I have been a member of the Club of over twenty years and have been teaching Spinning for over ten years and Group Kettle Bell classes for over two years.

    Fitness has been a passion of mine most of my life and teaching at the Aspen Hill Club to help members both reach and maintain their fitness goal has been personally rewarding.

    Fitness at any age is important. As we age, fitness becomes even more important to maintain one's quality of life.

    In my other life, outside the Club, I am a husband of 42 years, a father of two wonderful adult sons, a beautiful daughter-in-law and still work full-time as a Financial Advisor.

Contact Us

Kate Kastelic

Event Co-Chair

(240) 401-5684

Marshall Weissman

Event Co-Chair

(301) 529-2231