Fundraiser Asks Cyclists to Ride Outside in the February Cold

ICycle is an annual event devoted to ending homelessness in Boston.


ICycle photo courtesy of HomeStart

A full day of cycling classes is hitting Boston later this month—but don’t expect to sweat.

At a February 25 event called ICycle, a cycling class will start every hour, on the hour, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. But these won’t be your typical group fitness classes: They’ll be held outdoors, outside One International Place, in the freezing February cold.

ICycle is an annual fundraiser hosted by HomeStart, a non-profit devoted to ending and preventing homelessness in Boston. The outdoor element is meant to remind participants about the extreme difficulties of being homeless, especially during harsh New England winters—though an hour on a stationary bike is obviously more akin to an unpleasant winter training run than the struggles of actual homelessness.

ICycle has a strict $350 fundraising minimum per participant. Riders can register as individuals, or as part of a team or company.

$350 fundraising minimum, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., 2/25. One International Place, Boston. Register at