On Saturday, Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph took part in a very unique charity event to support an outstanding cause.
Rudolph, along with 15 other athletes, participated in the “Peloton All-Star Ride” for charity. The event, as you could probably guess from the name, involved the athletes using their stationary bikes. The ride was 20 minutes long, and each rider generated an “output score” for their ride. Peloton had said that if the combined output of the 16 riders exceeded 3,000, they would donate 1 million meals to the Food Bank for New York City.
I’ll be honest. . .I have no idea how the “output score” is calculated for a thing like this. I have a stationary bike myself, though it’s a different brand, that provides an “effort score”. . .and I have no idea how that’s calculated, either.
Fortunately, there are people that understand this sort of thing, and based on the numbers that were provided by ESPN, the effort score of the 16 riders involved was well over that 3,000 mark, so the goal was achieved.
And hey, of the eight male riders that participated in the event, Rudolph. . .did not finish last!
1. @MattGrevers— ESPN (@espn) May 30, 2020
Matt Grevers takes the men's division! pic.twitter.com/vH6RTLCthB
A DOMINANT performance from @steeple_squigs to take the top spot in the women's division! pic.twitter.com/6NG7bplHkO— ESPN (@espn) May 30, 2020
Kudos to Kyle Rudolph for once again being able to make a contribution to a great charitable cause, even in the face of everything that’s currently happening out there today.