Europa planning bike ride for breast cancer research

For those who enjoy riding bikes or know a loved one who’s going through or has gone through cancer, Europa Cycle will be sponsoring its annual Trek Breast Cancer Awareness Ride again this year on Saturday, Oct. 12. And yes, helmets are required.

A few years ago, CFHS world language teacher Lisa Hunnemuller passed away from breast cancer. In her memory, CFHS counselor Susan Langan encourages students and staff to participate in this ride. “It’s just a great way to support people who’ve had any kind of cancer, especially breast cancer. And especially a nice way to remember a former teacher.”

The bike ride this year will begin at 10 a.m. It will start and finish at Europa Cycle and has two riding options: a 12-mile trail or a 26-mile trail.

Cost is $30 and 100 percent of all profits will be going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Come early and enjoy music by KOKZ, meet KWWL anchor Amanda Goodman, get mini chair massages by Health Wise Foundation and enjoy some snacks from Qdoba Mexican Grill. Post-ride treats will be from Panera, Scratch Cupcakery, Ramada and the Biker Baker.

There will also be many prizes including a one-year membership to Jazzercise, a “suite” deal for an overnight stay in a Ramada, a prize for the best “pink” costume and many more options for fun.

Registration can be done online at Europa’s website (europacycle.com) or pre-register in person at Europa. The first 100 who pre-register will receive a goody bag the morning of the trek.

For those who would like to order a T-shirt, preorder it online only when registering. Cancer survivors registering online by Oct. 1 will get a free survivor T-shirt.

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