Onsite Event Questions

Spin4Heroes is an indoor team relay spin-a-thon. A team captain registers each 4-person team and together, they raise funds for the Heroes Foundation. Anyone* can participate in Spin4Heroes! It doesn’t matter if you have never been on a bike or if you compete on a local/regional cycling circuit. You can work out as hard (or as easy) as you want! Remember, the bike is just the vehicle to achieve our end-goal: to serve the cancer community through the funding of support, education, and awareness programs, as well as through funding for medical and scientific research!

Proceeds from our Spin4Heroes event fund the various central Indiana programs of the Heroes Foundation, including the SJP Heroes Cancer Research Fund, Team JOEY, Project Militia and others.  Learn more about the organization, its mission and all programs at www.heroesfoundation.org/our-story/

  • Spin4Heroes takes place from Noon-4 p.m. on Sunday, March 8, 2020, at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center (Indianapolis Colts Practice Facility), 7001 W. 56th St., Indianapolis, IN 46254.  
  • Team Captains are required to check-in with Registration no later than 11:30 a.m. on the day of the event, Sunday, March 8, 2020.
  • Online registration is open until 11 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, 2020.
  • Please click here to register for the onsite event
  • Online registration is open until 11 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, 2020.

Team captains customize the team page, recruit the team, motivate and inspire them to raise funds, and schedule the ride times on the day of the event.  Team Captains are required to check-in with Registration no later than 11:30 a.m. on the day of the event, Sunday, March 8, 2020.

Teams registered are limited to four members.  Teams of 2 or 3 people are eligible, but must still meet the normal team fundraising requirements of $400.  Each team, regardless of number of team members, will have a 6’ x 8’ space to use.

If you wish to be placed on an existing Spin4Heroes team, please email us at contactus@heroesfoundation.org and we will do our best to find an open team slot for you. 

One spin bike will be provided for each team. You are welcome to bring your own trainer, limit 2 per team.  Each team, regardless of number of team members, will have a 6’ x 8’ space to use.  If a participant would like to utilize the Zwift program/app, they may do so but the laptop or tablet running the program will work best when relying on battery power.  Access to electrical power will be limited and not guaranteed.  Additionally, while the Colts Complex has WIFI connectivity, we can also not guarantee a consistent signal and/or appropriate bandwidth to run the program.

Yes, a wait list will be kept once all available bike/trainer stations have been reserved. If spots should become available, wait-listed team captains will be notified in turn. 

Participants of all abilities — including first-time riders — are welcome. Indoor cycling is a fantastic fitness activity that gives you 100 percent control over the intensity of your workout.

No, however if you are under the age of 16, you must be accompanied by an adult. 

Each team registered to ride is assigned one bike/trainer station with a maximum of 4 team members, who ride relay-style for a 4-hour cycling shift. How you split the 4-hour period amongst teammates is completely up to you. 

All family members are welcome, and encouraged, to be present during the event.  We will have many activities for family members – The Heroes Fun Zone includes a bounce house, facepainter, obstacle course, coloring area and much more at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center.  

Remote Event Questions

For those that cannot attend the onsite event, or perhaps cycling isn’t “their thing,”  Spin4Heroes offers an opportunity to participate remotely–allowing you to choose your own activity at your own pace. An individual registers to participate between January 1 and March 8, 2020, raising funds for the Heroes Foundation. Anyone* can participate in Spin4Heroes! You can work out as hard (or as easy) as you want! Remember, your choice of fitness activity is just the vehicle to achieve our end-goal: to serve the cancer community through the funding of support, education, and awareness programs, as well as through funding for medical and scientific research!

Proceeds from our Spin4Heroes event fund the various central Indiana programs of the Heroes Foundation, including the SJP Heroes Cancer Research Fund, Team JOEY, Project Militia and others.  Learn more about the organization, its mission and all programs at www.heroesfoundation.org/our-story/

  • The remote aspect of Spin4Heroes can take place from January 1-March 8, 2020. You select your activity and your pace…on your own schedule.
  • Online registration is open until 11 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, 2020.
  • Team Captains are required to check-in with Registration no later than 11:30 a.m. on the day of the event, Sunday, March 8, 2020.
  • Online registration is open until 11 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, 2020.
  • Please click here to register for the remote event
  • Online registration is open until 11 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, 2020.
  • Go for a swim between Jan. 1 and March 8
  • Head out for a runon March 8
  • Practice yogabetween Jan. 1 and March 8
  • Lift weights or participate in an exercise class on March 8
  • These are all examples, but we encourage you to make this your own!

Fundraising Questions

  • Each team is required to raise a minimum of $400. 

Proceeds from the Spin4Heroes event fund the various programs of the Heroes Foundation, including the SJP Heroes Cancer Research Fund, Team JOEY, Project Militia and others. Learn more about the organization and its mission at www.heroesfoundation.org

There are many ways to raise funds for your Spin4Heroes team. You can send e-mails that link to your fundraising page, utilize social media to do the same, or any number of other creative ways to raise funds. We encourage you to set your goals high and raise as much as possible!

  • It’s simple to make a gift to support a participant or team. You can make a secure online credit card donation by clicking here.

Simply keep track of any/all cash and check donations and bring them with you to turn in at the time of Registration on the day of the event.*All checks should be payable to Heroes Foundation.

Any personal message explaining why you’re participating in the Spin4Heroes event, what it means to you, and why you feel people should support you and the cause.

Any funds electronically donated toward your registration or that of your teams’ made online will be automatically updated.  Any cash/check donations brought the day of will be manually added and we’ll notify you as soon as we can.

Heroes Foundation is a 501© 3 tax exempt organization and your donation is tax deductible within the guidelines of U.S law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt as your office record.  We will send it to you upon successful completion of your donation.

  • The Prevention Summit – Raise $250 and get your choice of Heroes Headwear.
  • The Support Summit – Raise $1000 and get a Heroes Swag Pack – two Heroes Headwear and two Heroes tee shirt. 
  • The Research Summit – Raise $2500 and join the Heroes Hall of Fame, enjoy all of the above, plus annual recognition on all Heroes Foundation materials and VIP invitations to all Heroes Events.

If you have any questions that are not answered in this FAQ, please contactus@heroesfoundation.org