Cyclists to ‘Ride for Life’ Saturday

Published 8:00 am Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Bikers in and around Pike County are invited to participate in “Riding for Life,” a bike ride Saturday to benefit the 2018 Pike County Relay for Life fundraising campaign.

Troy Cycling, which is made up primarily of Sikorsky employees, is sponsoring the bicycle ride. Chan Senn, Troy Cycling member, said “Riding for Life” bikers will have a good time while doing something good for a worthy cause.

“The sign-up fee is $20 but, with that fee, riders will get snacks and beverages, along the routes,” he said. “Sikorsky will match dollar for dollar the amount raised with the bike ride.

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Registration for “Riding for Life” will be at 7 a.m. Saturday at the Troy Recreation Center at 601 Enzor Road. Start time will be 8 a.m.

Senn said the ride features three routes and riders will choose the route best suited for them.

All routes will start at the recreation center with a police escort. Route One is a 28-miler that is basically to the Banks Buy Rite and back. Route Two will take riders 33 miles to Brundidge and Route Three is the longest, to Springhill and Henderson. That’s about 63 miles.

All of the routes offer springtime scenery and the opportunity to be a warrior in the battle against cancer.

“The rides will be a lot of fun. The weather should be nice so we invite everyone with a bike to come out and join us,” Senn said. “We would like to thank our sponsors, Sikorsky, Premier Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Lyncoach, Print and Paper, Troy Nissan and Ward’s Yamaha, for their support of ‘Riding for Life.’”

Donations to the “Riding for Life” event will be greatly appreciated. Donations may be made at the registration site on Saturday.

Troy Cycling has also participated in the United States Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program that provides toys for children at Christmastime. Troy Cycling raised money to purchase bicycles for kids.