Obliteride to put pedal power behind cancer research
March 12, 2013
In August, it will be time to take off the training wheels and obliterate cancer.
That is the mission of the first ever Obliteride, a weekendlong celebration that culminates with a bike ride of varying routes that will pass through Sammamish in their quest to fund cancer research.
“Obliteride is a communitywide event that everyone can participate in by riding, volunteering or cheering on participants as they roll through your community,” Obliteride Executive Director Amy Lavin said in a statement.
Because of sponsors, 100 percent of the funds that Obliteride collects will directly benefit research.
Though the 25-, 50-, 100- and 180-mile races will not occur until Aug. 9-11, organizers are already beginning to get the information wheels turning. The two-day 180-mile trek will make its way through Issaquah as the riders head down to Tacoma to meet up with the Puget Sound, giving locals a chance to yell their support to the dedicated cyclists.
Learn more at www.obliteride.org.