Cyclists gear up for 8th annual Ride to Conquer Cancer

Aug 24 2016, 8:27 pm

This weekend, hundreds will be getting on their bikes to participate in the 8th annual Ride to Conquer Cancer.

The 200 km cycling event between Vancouver and Seattle takes place over two days and has raised over $70 million in the past seven years for the B.C. Cancer Foundation.

In BC, an estimated 25,400 people will be diagnosed with cancer this year and two out of five Canadians are expected to develop cancer in their lifetime.

The Ride to Conquer Cancer is BC’s largest cycling fundraiser and all proceeds raised from the event will go to the BC Cancer Foundation and the B.C. Cancer Agency.

Although it is too late to sign up for this weekend’s ride, you can start training for next year’s event.

Here are some pictures from last year, to get you motivated:

Image: B.C. Ride to Conquer Cancer/ Facebook

Image: B.C. Ride to Conquer Cancer/ Facebook

Image: B.C. Ride to Conquer Cancer/ Facebook

Image: B.C. Ride to Conquer Cancer/ Facebook

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Whether you’re at your desk or on the go, we have a way for you to keep up with #TheRideBC… Download The Ride app!

A photo posted by The BC Ride to Conquer Cancer (@thebcride) on