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BurnCycle is asking riders and the community to take the BurnCycle Anti-Bullying Pledge this month.

SUBMITTED PHOTO - BurnCycle is once again asking riders and the community to take its BurnCycle Anti-Bullying Pledge and promise to recognize, call out and prevent bullying.

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

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October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month and BurnCycle, the Northwest's first full-body cycling studio, has launched its second initiative in support of an issue that the company believes has become far too commonplace in today's culture.

BurnCycle is once again asking riders and the community to take its BurnCycle Anti-Bullying Pledge and promise to recognize, call out and prevent bullying. Pledge-takers are also encouraged to share their story via the BurnCycleAgainstBullying website, which also contains resources for everything from talking to your children about bullying to getting help if you're being bullied.

"Our No. 1 priority at BurnCycle is to spread messages of self-love, positivity and acceptance of yourself and others. We proudly stand together against bullying and hope the community will join us in our plight, not just in October but throughout the entire year," said BurnCycle CEO and founder Jessi Duley. "Adult or child, in-person or online, no one should have to suffer through the pain, embarrassment and fear of bullying."

BurnCycle has also partnered with the women's clothing brand Wildfang to produce a limited edition line of unisex apparel, including T-shirts that read "Actually, I Can" and "Can't Stop, Won't Stop." Apparel will be available at Portland Wildfang stores, Pearl District and Lake Oswego BurnCycle studios and in BurnCycle's online shop. Net proceeds will benefit Elevate Oregon, a nonprofit organization that seeks to build relationships with urban youth to promote education, self-reliance and leadership.

In addition, BurnCycle instructors will hold anti-bullying classes at Sunset Elementary in West Linn and Lake Oswego High School to spread the anti-bullying message to local youth.

BurnCycle has a deep connection with the community and has hosted charity rides and classes in benefit of causes ranging from the Children's Cancer Association and the Oregon Humane Society to the Alzheimer's Association and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Each year, the company also participates in the Portland Waterfront LGBTQ Pride Festival and Parade.

BurnCycle currently has two locations in the Portland-area, including the Pearl District (910 N.W. 10th Ave., Portland) and Lake Oswego (4811 Meadows Road, Suite 109.

For more information, visit www.burncycleagainstbullying.com.

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