‘Obliteride’ bike riders will cruise through Burien to obliterate cancer this weekend


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This is the 180-mile Obliteride route, which goes through the Burien area.

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Obliteriders will cruise through our region on this route.

The first-ever ‘Obliteride’ will spin through Burien this weekend (Aug. 9–11), with bike riders cruising through town in an effort to fight cancer.

Oh sure, it looks like a bike ride, but Obliteride is really a new, community-wide effort to accelerate lifesaving, breakthrough research at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Routes for the 25-, 50-, 100- and 180-mile rides offer various distances and terrains so all levels of riders can participate and make their marks against cancer.

The 180-mile ride will wind its way through the Burien area, with riders coming from the south end via Normandy Park and Three Tree Point before heading through West Seattle:

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“Obliteride is a community-wide event that everyone can participate in by riding, volunteering or cheering on participants as they roll though your community,” said Amy Lavin, Obliteride’s executive director. “We would love to see people get involved by volunteering or lining the streets with signs honoring loved ones or friends who have battled cancer or are in the fight today. Simply come to the end of your driveway and cheer on the riders. We’d love to see everyone out there!”

Thanks to Obliteride sponsors, 100 percent of every dollar raised will directly benefit lifesaving cancer research. We are fortunate to have one of the top cancer research centers in the world right here in our community. Obliteride is an opportunity to come together to activate the entire Pacific Northwest to fight something that is bigger than any one of us. Together we can make a real difference here in our community and with far-reaching impacts around the world.

There’s an opportunity for everyone to get involved. Volunteering or fundraising provide great alternatives to riding while clearly contributing to and participating in this new community effort. Sign up to ride, volunteer, or fundraise at obliteride.org. Route maps are now available at obliteride.org/ride and short highlight videos of each route are at obliteride.org.

About Obliteride
Driven by the goal to end cancer, Obliteride is a new, community-wide effort to accelerate lifesaving cancer research at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. We are creating a movement of people committed to obliterating cancer and saving lives faster. It culminates in a fundraising bike ride Aug. 9-11, 2013 that will be quintessentially Northwest. Thanks to early anchor sponsors, University Village and The Sloan Foundation, and other inaugural sponsors, 100 percent of every dollar raised goes directly to breakthrough cancer research at Fred Hutch. Join us. Ride. Donate. Volunteer. Tell others. Ending cancer starts at Fred Hutch.

More info available at www.obliteride.org.

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