ROSMY and Boho Cycling Studio Host Charity Ride
Boho Cycle studio and the organization ROSMY are co-hosting a charity ride on Saturday, February 15th at noon. Riders will be given a class by Boho, and all proceeds will go towards ROSMY’s youth program.
Boho Cycling Center is an indoor cycling business that opened in RVA last fall. According to Boho’s webpage, “We are committed to making every class an exceptional ride. We have taken elements from yoga, mixed them with what it feels like to dance all night at a nightclub, and put it on a bike! Boho Cycle Studio classes offer a full body conditioning experience. Not just a work out, a party on a bike!”
Ann Marie Grohs, owner of Boho, said, “We love this town and we want to contribute to all of the non-profits and all of the great organizations that make this town so fantastic. We want to promote active and healthy lifestyles, and what a great way to do a fundraiser.” Grohs said that Boho would be interested in doing charity rides every other month. Grohs is excited to be doing this with ROSMY, saying that, “ROSMY is a great organization and we would love for their supporters and people who work with them to know about Boho and we want our riders here at Boho to know about ROSMY”.
ROSMY’s mission is to “ensure equal opportunities for success for Virginia’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth through access to support, education, and advocacy.” ROSMY has a number of programs for LGBTQ youth support (ages 11-20), including a support hotline and a weekly support group that specifically focuses on transgender issues.
ROSMY’s Executive Director, Beth Panilaitis, is equally enthusiastic to be working with Boho. “They are a local business that is very community minded. It was a really easy collaboration,” she said. Panilaitis said that all proceeds for the class will go directly towards ROSMY’s youth program. Panilaitis is hoping that, with this charity event, more people will learn about ROSMY, its mission, and the businesses that support it.
Those interested in signing up for the charity class need to register online before the event. Grohs said space still available and if they reach capacity a second class would be made available, but more may open up if there is enough support for it. For more information about Boho Cycling Center or to register for classes, visit www.bohocyclestudio.com. For more information about either ROSMY or the event, visit their webpage www.rosmy.org or contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Antony Shipman is a student at Bennington College, and is interning with GayRVA/RVA Mag for the months of January and February. Antony, who is relatively new to the world of journalism, is hoping to learn more about the business by working closely with the staff of GayRVA/RVA Mag. When not at work, Antony is likely to be found giving affection to a cat or sitting in his apartment with a book in his hands.
“Times and culture have shifted and the organization has expanded over the course of 25 years toward building communities with LGBTQ+ youth, families, schools, and faith communities.”September 12, 2016
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