On Friday and Saturday hundreds of bicyclists will be hitting the road in Connecticut to support those who have faced cancer. Some will ride as few as ten miles while others will log over 100 miles. But the distance doesn’t matter.
What does matter is that they’ll be coming together for the tenth annual CT Challenge to raise money to help cancer survivors in Connecticut and throughout the US as they rebuild, improve and prolong their lives. Already more than 950 riders have signed up with hopes to exceed the record $1.6 million raised last year.
Some of those riding are survivors while others are motivated by friends or family who have battled the disease. The funds they raise will help operate community programs and the Center for Survivorship, a research and wellness center in Southport, CT.
A new two-day ride starts on Friday with bikers coming starting in Lakeville and riding into Westport. Rides ranging from 10 to 100 miles take place on Saturday along with the opening ceremonies. Bobby Valentine, the former NY Mets and Boston Red Sox manager and current Sacred Heart athletic director, is the honorary co-chair along with 11-year-old Maya Oberstein, a cancer survivor from West Hartford who lost her leg to cancer.
Learn more and register at bike.ctchallenge.org