In the Community
Mad Dogg Athletics has a mission to bring exercise and good health to those in need. Mad Dogg Athletics donated the first Spinning Centers to the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland and the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Los Angeles to help men and women in the armed forces in recovering from physical and mental trauma. Cycling is an important part of the recovery and rehabilitation program because it is an activity that almost all patients with mental and physical disabilities can participate in.
Spinning®, Mad Dogg Athletics' leading brand, presents the annual charity ride, Spinning Nation. This year, Spinning Nation will benefit Ride 2 Recovery, a charity benefiting mental and physical rehabilitation of men and women in the armed forces. Thousands of riders all over the United States collect donations from friends, family, fellow coworkers, etc. to sponsor their ride on Spinning Nation day. In 2009, over 100 health clubs nationwide donated their indoor cycling facility for a few hours on the event day to host a ride and over $250,000 was raised for charity. Spinning Nation is a unique event and the largest of its kind where fitness clubs and riders from coast to coast simultaneously contribute their time and resources for a great cause.
VA Hospital Donation
Mad Dogg Athletics donated the first Spinning Centers to the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland and the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Los Angeles in May 2008. We were immediately taken by the tremendous struggle that so many men and women in the armed forces face in recovering from physical and mental trauma. Seeing the program in action has really opened our eyes to the need for programs like Spinning to help these determined and courageous individuals recover from their injuries.