Several North Bay organizations and a local musician are teaming up on Dec. 1 for a unique fundraiser, with proceeds going to help youths overcome social and personal struggles.
Cyclebar in Novato, Beyond Differences and San Rafael musician Anna Dellaria will hold a series of cycle classes that will feature Dellaria’s music alongside empowering messages and other exercises known to lower anxiety, stress and depression.
In a news release, the 24-year-old Dellaria said she experienced social anxiety caused by bullying when she was a teen. After finding an outlet through music and performing, she wanted to give back to her community.
Cyclebar offers exercise classes through a program called CycleGiving, which helps group fundraise.
Those participating in the cycling classes will have the option to donate on the event day. All proceeds will go to Beyond Differences and fund school programs that help bring students together and raise self-esteem in social situations. The organization will also be on hand to distribute materials.
Dellaria herself will perform at four cycling classes between 8 a.m. and noon on Dec. 1. at Cyclebar at Novato’s Hamilton Marketplace. Anyone who wishes to donate but doesn’t want to ride can attend a performance following the conclusion of the classes. The studio is at
The singer-songwriter recently released her single “Baggage,” which confronts internal effects produced by toxic relationships. “Baggage” will appear on her debut EP that is scheduled for release next year.
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