The Carlsbad Educational Foundation (CEF) recently held the 4th Annual Pedal for a Purpose at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, benefiting CEF to fundraise for creating programs for the 11,000 students in the Carlsbad Unified School District.

The high-energy, three-hour outdoor bike-a-thon brought together nearly 1,500 riders of all fitness levels, who rode 30-50 stationary bikes on the plaza at the Omni. The event had live music and dancing, prizes and swag bags for participants, health and wellness vendors, a bike safety rodeo, activities for kids, and Carlsbad Educational Foundation sponsored program demonstrations. Pedal for a Purpose has raised more than $78,000, completing 98% of their $80,000 goal.

To make a donation or learn more about the foundation visit www.carlsbaded.org.