Updated Fri., 5/11 – Six hours on a bike may seem long to the average Joe, but for Joe Pettorini it’s nothing. Joe has completed six Ironmans, 231 triathlons, 37 full marathons, 37 snowshoe races, and on Tuesday, May 29, Joe will bike for six hours at the YMCA to help support and bring attention to the YMCA’s Strong Kids Campaign.
The Strong Kids Campaign ensures no child is turned away from the Y due to financial circumstances. The Strong Kids Campaign also applies to adults seeking financial assistance to participate in or be a member of the YMCA.
On May 29, Joe will be riding a spinning bike for six hours or more in the front lobby of the Rhinelander YMCA starting at 10 a.m. The public can help support Joe and the Y’s Strong Kids Campaign by running, walking or jogging along side Joe for $1 per minute on a treadmill. Stop in and see Joe go! Joe, who is 62 years young, has a goal to finish one more Ironman, and reminds us all that good times with good friends make the best memories.
As a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y works to ensure everyone has an opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. This philosophy drives the YMCA of the Northwoods commitment to help children and adults experience the joy and benefits of healthy living.
To learn more about the Y’s Strong Kids Campaign and Joe’s Ride For Kids, call Melissa Nieman at (715) 362-9622, ext. 111, or email Mnieman@ymcanw.org.