Pedal for a Purpose

The Carlsbad Educational Foundation held its inaugural Pedal for a Purpose spin-a-thon at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa. The event was a high-energy gathering of community members coming together to cycle and raise money for Carlsbad Unified School District (CUSD) schools. One hundred participants rode decorated stationary bikes donated by the Tri-City Wellness Center in relay style while dressed in costume. The 22 teams rode for three hours and raised over $41,000 to help fund programs in CUSD schools, primarily in the areas of music, science, and educational innovation. Other highlights from the event included health and wellness vendors, a bike rodeo by Swami’s Cycling Club, helmet donations from Carlsbad firefighters, and bike safety tips and demonstrations from Carlsbad Police Department. Calavera Hills Elementary received an award for raising the most money as a team, with teacher Jessie Dooley receiving the award for raising the most money as an individual. For more information visit