It’s quite a test for the average cyclist, a 200 plus kilometre trek from Toronto to Niagara Falls, but to many it’s rewarding considering the cause.
The 9th annual Ride To Conquer Cancer began Saturday and runs for two days.
Riders start either in Toronto or Niagara Falls, travel a little over 100 Kilometres, and meet at McMaster University where they camp out for the night.
On Sunday, the riders get back on two wheels and complete the 200K venture.
Funds raised aid the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, one of the top 5 cancer research hubs in the world.
Steve Merker Chief Cycle Officer for the Ride says it’s a long but rewarding event for the participants.
“It’s very emotional for some people, there’s a comradely that binds all the riders, volunteers and donors.” said Merker. “It’s a celebration of life for those who went through cancer themselves or are riding for someone else with the disease.”
Over 4,000 cyclists are participating, and they have made major contributions raising $17.3 million for the event.
— Steve Merker (@GoFer1t) June 11, 2016