If you saw a lot of bike riders cruising through the area on Sunday, Aug. 14, you witnessed bicyclists raising money for ‘Obliteride,’ a fundraiser for the Fred Hutch Cancer Center in Seattle. Sunday’s 65-mile route started in Tacoma and ended at Seattle’s Gas Works Park, and winded through our area with riders enjoying an ‘Orange Tunnel’ in Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood. Area residents Maureen Hoffmann and Greg Dill rallied neighbors to decorate the streets with orange banners, signs and flags, and between 8 a.m. – Noon on Sunday over 100 (or so) bike riders rode through the festive atmosphere to cheers and encouragement. Scott Schaefer took these photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow): P1200906 P1200899 P1200935 P1200918 P1200999 P1210013 P1210060 P1200947 P1200889 P1200953 P1200965 P1210132 P1210104 Here are additional photos courtesy Maureen Hoffmann of WABI Burien: 13925579_1409132092436229_4695523396920305554_o 13923730_1409131929102912_6988137974783566413_o 13914052_1409131925769579_1323948086694636185_o 13962862_1409132032436235_1448971565760742846_o 13923327_1409131912436247_4000154741567846409_o Here’s a video courtesy the Three Tree Point Facebook page: [fbvideo link=”https://www.facebook.com/3TPFund/videos/1348492628514129/” width=”500″ height=”400″ onlyvideo=”1″] Here’s a map of the route bikers took: Obliteride65MileMap16 Obliteride has raised nearly $7 million in just three years for lifesaving cancer research at Fred Hutch; 100 percent of every dollar raised goes to the Hutch. To donate to Obliteride, visit www.obliteride.org. ABOUT OBLITERIDE Obliteride is maniacally focused on FUNding cancer research at Fred Hutch and ultimately, ending cancer. We ride together annually, focusing on possibilities, embracing our fears and celebrating discovery. It’s fun, focused and full of energy! Learn more at www.obliteride.org.]]>

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