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Pedaling for Progress: A Spin on Giving Back

Become part of the CycleBar community alongside franchise owner Rhonda Salerno

When Rhonda and Larry Salerno bought a property in Spicewood, it was intended for weekend getaways. But when they arrived as empty nesters, they discovered the joy of meeting people in the same stage of life. With their house in The Woodlands soon sold, Rhonda was anxious to make roots in the Austin area and create lifelong relationships.

“There was a CycleBar territory available in Bee Cave and it just felt right. Then, while we were in the construction phase of Bee Cave, we were approached by CycleBar Corporate about the Cedar Park studio being for sale,” says Rhonda. “It just fell into our laps. The Cedar Park studio was fully operating—what better way to learn the ropes of running a CycleBar?”

Rhonda’s on-the-go training meant that she quickly realized that CycleBar is all about the riders, whether they are brand new to indoor cycling or longtime pros. They come for the ride and stay for the culture.

Through both of her franchises, Rhonda has been able to show love to her newfound home with CycleGives. This platform allows her team to create charity rides based around great causes, ranging from breast cancer awareness to the American Heart Association to dog rescues like Love-A-Bull.

“Every year we dedicate a CycleGives ride to Susan G. Komen, and every dollar is donated. We ask riders to donate $15 to ride, and we offer prizes, food, and drinks. Last year, we sold out every bike,” says Rhonda. “Also, if an instructor or member has a charity close to their heart, I enjoy creating an event to benefit it.”

Rhonda values the inclusivity that CycleBar offers. Anyone can do their full-body workout classes, and all can participate in their CycleGives initiatives. That’s why, under the care of Rhonda and her team, the Cedar Park location has grown from 80 members to 240.

“I’m thankful that CycleBar has given me, as a relative newcomer of Cedar Park and Bee Cave, a sense of community,” says Rhonda. “I feel part of something much bigger than I am.”

Start your journey of self-discovery at CycleBar Cedar Park at 4701 183A Frontage Rd, Suite E or visit online at cyclebar.com/cedar-park.

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