Ride For Life continues its tradition and works to help children with cancer


Saturday was the seventeenth annual Ride For Life event. 

The fundraiser bike ride benefits the American Cancer Society. 

This year, the focus was to promote awareness of Children’s Cancer. 

Hundreds of bikers and riders registered in the morning in the rain, though that rain didn’t effect the turn out. 

Last year more than 600 riders signed up and  this year’s ride showed similar numbers. 

The riders said they were going to ride rain or shine. 

“A little bit of rain, no problem. That’s why we got rain suits. Getting wet is no problem. Cancer is a problem. We’ve got five stops scattered throughout, everywhere from Kingwood to Cheat Lake, and back through Grafton and we’ll end up at the Best Western,” said “French”, a Ride For Life rider.  

All proceeds go towards the American Cancer Society, but the money from the 50/50 raffle is going towards a local girl with Leukemia. 

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