Bicyclists 'Roll for a Cure' in Lexington to benefit cancer research

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - There are usually lots of activities happening at Triangle Park, but if you drove by this Saturday, you may have noticed something you don’t see every day.

“First time in Triangle Park and we’re loving it!" says Noelle Dick, Owner of CycleYou. "We’ve got the fountains there. It’s the third annual year, but we love this location.”

Dozens of people hopped on a bike to Roll for a Cure, benefiting the Lexington Cancer Foundation. In past years, the event has raised thousands of dollars toward cancer research. Cyclists could choose from 25, 50 and 100 mile routes. They donated a dollar for each mile they rode.

“Those guys rolled out of here this morning and they’ll all come back here this afternoon to a great party,” says Dick.

Those who didn’t have their own bikes could sign up to take a spin class through CycleYou for just $10. Stationary bikes were set up at the park and caught the attention of a lot of people passing by. It was all to benefit a cause that touches many people in Kentucky.

“Whether it be someone close to you, or a friend that you know that’s had it touch their lives, it’s an important cause,” Manda McLennan, who took the spin class.

“The more we find out about this disease and the more that we learn, it seems like the more there is to find out," says Dick. "There are still so many unknowns and there are still so many people who are suffering, and families who are suffering, and we want to stop that.”

To find more ways to get involved in events that benefit cancer research, click on the link in this article.