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Young professionals turn River Oaks cycling studio into party central — all for a good cause

Young professionals turn River Oaks cycling studio into party central

News, Shelby, Ryde for a Cause, Sept. 2015 Natalie Freeman, Mariana Fishbume, Natlie Hightower, Lisi Karras
Natalie Freeman, Mariana Fishbume, Natlie Hightower, Lisi Karras. Photo by Anthony Hynes
News, Shelby, Ryde for a Cause, Sept. 2015 Ray Garcia, Chris Grabinski, Stephen Holick
Ray Garcia, Chris Grabinski, Stephen Holick. Photo by Anthony Hynes
News, Shelby, Ryde for a Cause, Sept. 2015 Matthew McCabe, Makenzie Warlow, John Melvin
Matthew McCabe, Makenzie Warlow, John Melvin. Photo by Anthony Hynes
News, Shelby, Ryde for a Cause, Sept. 2015 Lexie Houghtaling, Paige Houghtaling
Lexie Houghtaling, Paige Houghtaling. Photo by Anthony Hynes
News, Shelby, RYDE, Sept. 2015, Ashley Gooch, Andrew Pappas
RYDE founders Ashley Gooch and Andrew Pappas. Photo by Anthony Hynes
News, Shelby, Ryde for a Cause, Sept. 2015 Rebecca Brittain, John Black
Rebecca Brittain, John Black. Photo by Anthony Hynes
News, Shelby, Ryde for a Cause, Sept. 2015 Lexie Houghtaling, Paige Houghtaling Lindy Tennet, Rhona Aksoy, Rozi Tumbull, Lauren Ramsay
Lindy Tennet, Rhona Aksoy, Rozi Tumbull, Lauren Ramsay. Photo by Anthony Hynes
News, Shelby, Ryde for a Cause, Sept. 2015 Rush Hannigan, Lauren Hammany
Rush Hannigan, Lauren Hammany. Photo by Anthony Hynes
News, Shelby, Ryde for a Cause, Sept. 2015 Fernanda Pestana, Lindsay Sirotka
Fernanda Pestana, Lindsay Sirotka.  Photo by Anthony Hynes
News, Shelby, Ryde for a Cause, Sept. 2015 Owen and Megan Davies
Owen Davies, Megan Davies. Photo by Anthony Hynes
News, Shelby, Ryde for a Cause, Sept. 2015 Andrew Pappas, Kelly Crone
Andrew Pappas, Kelly Crone. Photo by Anthony Hynes
News, Shelby, Ryde for a Cause, Sept. 2015 Natalie Freeman, Mariana Fishbume, Natlie Hightower, Lisi Karras
News, Shelby, Ryde for a Cause, Sept. 2015 Ray Garcia, Chris Grabinski, Stephen Holick
News, Shelby, Ryde for a Cause, Sept. 2015 Matthew McCabe, Makenzie Warlow, John Melvin
News, Shelby, Ryde for a Cause, Sept. 2015 Lexie Houghtaling, Paige Houghtaling
News, Shelby, RYDE, Sept. 2015, Ashley Gooch, Andrew Pappas
News, Shelby, Ryde for a Cause, Sept. 2015 Rebecca Brittain, John Black
News, Shelby, Ryde for a Cause, Sept. 2015 Lexie Houghtaling, Paige Houghtaling Lindy Tennet, Rhona Aksoy, Rozi Tumbull, Lauren Ramsay
News, Shelby, Ryde for a Cause, Sept. 2015 Rush Hannigan, Lauren Hammany
News, Shelby, Ryde for a Cause, Sept. 2015 Fernanda Pestana, Lindsay Sirotka
News, Shelby, Ryde for a Cause, Sept. 2015 Owen and Megan Davies
News, Shelby, Ryde for a Cause, Sept. 2015 Andrew Pappas, Kelly Crone

What: Inaugural "RYDE for a Reason" campaign.

Where: RYDE River Oaks.

The 411: Young professionals joined the party that transformed the fitness club into a night club for the evening and subsequent four-hour charity ride. The event spun $16,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society coffers.

Fueling the fun-loving crowd were refreshments from Leprechaun Premium Hard Cider and Deep Eddy Vodka, tunes from DJ Cameron Michalski and bites from Durham House, Local Pour and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar – River Oaks. RYDE co-founders Andrew Pappas and Ashley Gooch welcomed the throng to the cycling studio.

Who: Lexie Houghtaling, Paige Houghtaling, John Black, Kelly Crone, Kyle Rottet, Natalie Freeman, Mariana Fishburne, Alessandro Torre,  Martin and Lauren Hristov, Sarah Jawda and Saba Jawda.