Cyclists are in the midst of a long ride between Calgary and Okotoks — and back — raising millions for charity.
This year, more than 1,500 riders have raised $6.7 million dollars in the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer.
Alberta Cancer Foundation CEO Myka Osinchuck says it’s not going to be an easy weekend for the hundreds participating.
“An epic, two-day ride, we’re going to be going more than 200 kilometres over the two days, so about 110 each day, and we’ll have thousands of riders and volunteers on the road raising money.”
Riders will make their way to the finish line at Canada Olympic Park, breaking for lunch and to rest their legs Saturday night before heading out again on Sunday morning.
During the annual event’s nine years, it has now raised over $66 million for clinical trials and new therapies at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and other facilities around Alberta.