World Champion Cyclist, Rebecca Rusch, Will Headline Free Great Falls Fitness Seminar

Rebecca Rusch, 4-time Leadville 100 Champion, to headline Free Great Falls Fitness Seminar hosted by Central Maine Orthopaedics. Seminar will take place at Green Ladle in Lewiston, ME.

Lewiston, ME, March 13, 2013 --( Central Maine Orthopaedics (CMO), Select Physical Therapy and Central Maine Sports Medicine will host a Free public seminar featuring World Champion Cyclist, Rebecca Rusch.

The second Great Falls Fitness Seminar event, Get Psyched on Cycling will take place on Wednesday, April 3rd at the Green Ladle (156 East Avenue, Lewiston). Doors open at 5pm, with the formal program taking place from 6-8. The event is appropriate for seasoned veterans looking to improve performance, beginning cyclists and those just thinking about cycling.

“We are incredibly pleased to welcome Rebecca to Maine for our second Great Falls Fitness Seminar,” said Michael H. Cox, Ph.D., CEO of Central Maine Orthopaedics (CMO). “We were very pleased with the success of the first Great Falls Fitness Seminar, featuring Joan Benoit and we believe Rebecca’s passion for cycling and general health and wellness will help build on that success.”

Rusch is among the world’s top endurance athletes, with an impressive cycling resume. In August of 2012 she cemented her position as a leader in the world of cycling with her fourth straight Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race, setting a course record in 7 hours, 28 minutes, 6 seconds. Most recently, Rusch earned a first place finish in the Trans Andes Challenge-Women’s Solo.

Joining Rusch will be Dr. Jay T. Kearney. Kearney, an Olympian, has spent over thirty years working with athletes of all abilities. Kearney is also a ten-time Leadville finisher. His background includes being an educator, scientist and NCAA coach. For more than 17 years, Kearney worked with the United States Olympic Committee as Director and Senior Sports Physiologist. His most recent experience with the USOC was leading a team to help establish and coordinate the U.S. Olympic Teams presence and well-being in China.

Dr. Patrick Fallon of CMO will also be on hand to discuss what cyclists have taught him over the course of his career as a surgeon. Dr. Fallon is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon fellowship-trained in sports medicine.

At the conclusion of the presentations, Rusch, Kearney and Fallon will be joined by Dr. Paul Cain, John Grenier of Rainbow Bicycle and Eric Gosselin of Select Physical Therapy for a question and answer session.

Dr. Paul Cain of CMO will be the Master of Ceremonies for the evening. Dr. Cain is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with various areas of specialty, including sports medicine, arthroscopic and open surgery of the shoulder and knee, knee ligament reconstruction, and cartilage restoration.Cain and Rusch will also lead a ride at 11am on Wednesday, April 3rd. The ride will leave from CMO at 690 Minot Avenue in Auburn. The ride is also free and open to the public.

“Whether an individual is trying to get into shape, preparing for their very first ride, or is an experienced cyclist trying to beat their best performance, there is something for everyone. Guests will learn about training techniques, both mental and physical, and the best way to deal with and prevent common injuries associated with cycling,” added Dr. Cox.

Individuals interested in attending this free event must pre-register by e-mailing Seating is limited. Individuals interested in participating in the ride with Rebecca Rusch and Dr. Paul Cain must also register at the same address. For more information, please visit or call 207-783-1328.

Representatives from The Dempsey Challenge, Maine Cycling Club, Bicycle Coalition of Maine and Greater L/A Triple Crown will be on hand with a variety of health and wellness information. Rainbow Bicycle will also be demonstrating proper bike fit and plans to hold a door-prize raffle. Donations will be accepted for The Peloton Project: A full-length feature film that is an epic statement about cycling and living with cancer. The film will premiere just two days later during the opening night of the Lewiston Auburn Film Festival.
Central Maine Orthopaedics
Kelly David