Indoor cyclists in Bangor to pedal for health, the hungry

Posted Nov. 24, 2010, at 8:27 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Union Street Athletics will hold a special Thanksgiving Day indoor cycling class this morning in honor of “Movember,” a men’s health fundraiser and awareness campaign held each November, and to benefit Manna Ministries Inc., which operates a food pantry and soup kitchen, among other things.

Scott Kahkonen, a certified personal trainer, will lead the team of cyclists in an 8:30 a.m. Raw Power in Motion, or RPM, class. The class aims to inspire cyclists to push themselves and burn up to 600 calories.

While group fitness classes normally are free for USA members, each cyclist participating in the Thanksgiving class is donating $10 to Movember and baked goods to be delivered to Manna.

Though the special cycling class is full, USA is accepting donations of cash and food at its facility at 366 Griffin Road.