once again organized the "Beast Roar" two-hour spin event on Saturday to raise money for The Max Cure Foundation to help fight pediatric cancer.
The spin class was supposed to be held outside in the Amagansett Square, but the chance of rain drove the 50 bicycles (some from Hot Ryde in Roslyn) back indoors. Despite the bad weather, between $11,000 and $12,000 was raised for the foundation, according to B. East owner Romaine Gordon. She said the money is still being tallied for a final count.
"We had about 65 people that rode. Fifty started the ride and we had some change over half way through but for the most part, everyone rode the entire event!," Gordon said.
She set up one room at the studio for kids to run and play and to have their face painted. The other extra room had food, silent auction items, raffles and clothes for sale.
"All in all, it was a blast with high energy and everyone had a great time. Having to stay inside could have been a bummer but at the end of the day, I think we were all grateful to ride in the air conditioning," she said.
There's another chance to support the foundation this weekend. , The Max Cure Foundation's fourth annual fundraiser, will be held at the Ross School in East Hampton this Saturday, from noon to 4 p.m.