On Thursday, February 27th, International Place hosted the annual ICycle Stationary Bike Marathon. ICycle is a series of intense spin classes held outdoors during winter. The concept was created to give participants an idea of how homeless individuals deal with Boston winters.  The event is designed to raise awareness of homelessness as well as money for HomeStart, Inc. and its programs.

HomeStart, Inc. is an organization that assists homeless adults and families in Greater Boston with the process of locating affordable permanent housing.  Individuals are assisted on-on-one with obtaining private apartments, government subsidized housing and room housing units.

Many local celebrities and media personalities were on hand at different times during the event, including Pat the Patriot, Wally the Green Monster and Tessie the Green Monster.