In 2012 a group of local cyclists heard that every child who wished for a bike from the Toy Lift that year did not receive one.  This broke their hearts and they resolved to fix this problem.

In 2013 the Spin-a-Thon was born.  A 12 hour event held in October each year, which brings together local bike teams from the area to Charlottesville’s historic downtown mall to sit in place and ride their bikes for 12 hours…and go nowhere!

Over the years the event has evolved to include more teams, and even some, brave, individuals who ride the bike for all 12 hours!  The event has made a massive different for the Toy Lift and for past few years, the Toy Lift has been able to provide bikes to EVERY child who asked for one that year, thanks in large part to the efforts of the spin-a-thon!