Friday, October 31, 2008

Pedal for Prevention

Pedal for Prevention, created by Expresso Fitness and the American Diabetes Association, is the first-ever virtual ride-a-thon, taking place in conjunction with National Diabetes Awareness Month. To participate visit There you can create your own personal pledge page, find participating gyms and then raise money by logging miles on Web-enabled Expresso Bikes at the gym of your convenience between November 2 and November 16.

Expresso will track riders' mileage and the total funds raised by each rider. 100% of the proceeds from Pedal for Prevention will go to the American Diabetes Association. The goal of Pedal for Prevention is to educate Americans on the importance of exercise in managing and preventing type 2 diabetes, especially the 23.6 million Americans living with diabetes and 57 million with pre-diabetes.

Take care,
Lynn Smythe AKA the Bike Diva

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Charity Garage Sale for Team in Training

The Delray Beach Team in Training marathon team is holding a garage sale on Sunday, November 2nd. Team in Training is the main fundraising program for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. All funds raised at the garage sale will be donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.


WHEN: Sunday, November 2nd - 7am

460 NE 36th Street
Boca Raton, FL

There will be bagels, hotdogs, clothes, kitchenware, baby stuff, lamps, etc.
Stop by and support the cause (or at least email this info out to all of your friends). :)

Friday, October 17, 2008

Product Endorsement Disclosure Statement

Charity Fitness Events is produced by freelance writer Lynn Smythe, AKA the Bike Diva

Bike Diva Product Endorsements
The Bike Diva is occasionally contacted by marketing companies to see if she would be willing to provide an endorsement for some of the products their clients manufacture. The Bike Diva would need to receive one or more samples of the product to test out before an endorsement can be written.

Disclosure Statement
The Bike Diva may receive free merchandise in exchange for writing product endorsements. Bike Diva NEVER receives monetary compensation in exchange for product endorsements. The Bike Diva personally tests each product that is submitted for review. Products are tested in a variety of conditions including road biking, mountain biking, trail running and road running. Products submitted for review may undergo additional testing by amateur athletes that participate in marathons, triathlons, duathlons and other sporting events.

Here are links to the products that have been endorsed by Bike Diva site.


Jig-A-Loo All Purpose Lubricant
Jig-A-Loo Giveaway & TNT Yard Sale
Pictures From Jig-A-Loo Giveaway
Jig-A-Loo or Jig-A-Patch for Free

Bethesda Sunscreen Soap

Review of Bethesda Sunscreen Soap


PowerBar Products
Review of PowerBar Gel Blasts
Energy Gels for Endurance Sports
PowerBar Endurance

Action Wipes

Review of Action Wipes
Products Used During Intracoastal Century Ride

Items that are currently being tested for a future product endorsement.

Bike Diva is currently working with the following companies to test out and provide reviews of their products:

  1. Hydrapak - hydration packs
  2. Oakley - sport performance eyewear
  3. ZICO - pure coconut water
  4. VE2 - Energy Gum
  5. Nexcare - waterproof sports bandages
  6. Vital Action - sports performance water
  7. Detour - activity bars
  8. YogaFit - yoga DVD for Cyclists
  9. EKHO - WM108 and WM128 heart rate monitors and Bee Fit pedometer
  10. Dr. Jeff Spencer’s bookTurn it Up! How to Perform at Your Highest Level for a Lifetime
  11. Todd Crandell’s book Racing for Recovery: From Addict to Ironman and DVD Addict: Racing for Recovery, The Todd Crandell Story
  12. Tom & Jerry Caraccioli’s book Boycott: Stolen Dreams of the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games.
  13. Expresso Fitness - I’ll be traveling to a local gym to try out their upright stationery bike.

Future Product Endorsements
If you are a marketing company, or company representative, and would like your product endorsed on the Bike Diva site, please contact Lynn Smythe for further details. The Bike Diva writes for other sites including Charity Fitness Events and Charity Mile, so there is a possibility that the endorsement will appear on one of those sites in addition to or instead of the Bike Diva site.

Take care,
Lynn Smythe AKA the Bike Diva

Monday, October 13, 2008

3rd Annual Halloween Costume Birthday Party

Rob's Birthday Party
If you've been to the last few Team in Training cycle team rides, you should have gotten your invitation to Coach Rob's 3rd Annual Halloween Costume Birthday Party. Photos of some of the decorations can be viewed on Photo Bucket -

Here's the details on the party for anyone that needs them.

What: Rob's 52nd Birthday Party & Halloween Costume Party.

When: Saturday, October 18th 8 PM to MIDNIGHT (Rob's actual birthday is on the 21st).

Where: Smythe Residence, Country Club Acres (CCA), 5312 Cleveland Road, Delray Beach. CCA is a non-gated community. Google our address if you need directions. Call if you get lost, but I'll probably be playing with ghosties the night of the party and won't even hear my phone.

This is a BYOB party. If you would like to indulge in a few spirits while at the party, please bring them with you. We will have bottled water, soda, ice tea and other non-alcoholic drinks available. And there will be lots of yummy food and Halloween candy too. If you are planning on bringing a bottle of wine with you, remember to bring a corkscrew. We don't own one!

Note: Please, no presents, unless you are going to buy Rob that new $12,000 time trial bike he wants. Donations to Team in Training always accepted, I'll make sure they go to TNT and not to Rob's time trial bike fund.

Questions? E-mail Lynn:

Take care,
Lynn Smythe AKA the Bike Diva