Jun 24, 2022

Ride for a Cure charity motorcycle ride will raise money for K-State cancer research

Posted Jun 24, 2022 1:22 AM

MANHATTAN — Motorcycle enthusiasts are invited to Ride for a Cure to raise money for cancer research and education at Kansas State University. The multi-week motorcycle riding challenge starts Aug. 1 and culminates in a celebration event Sept. 17.

Participants recruit sponsors and ride as much as possible between Aug. 1 and Sept. 17. Sponsors pledge their support by the mile or with a flat donation. The final celebration will be Sept. 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Midwest Dream Car Collection, 3007 Anderson Ave., Manhattan.

Directly preceding the celebration event will be an optional 70-mile, five-stop ride through the Flint Hills. Participants who make every stop will be entered into a drawing for tickets to the K-State vs. Tulane football game at 2 p.m. that day.

The event is being organized by Manhattan community members to raise funds for the Johnson Cancer Research Center at K-State. Their goal is to raise $100,000 for research, equipment and student awards.

"Motorcycle riders are quick to support charitable causes and we are thrilled to be a part of this first-time Ride for a Cure event to help K-State student and faculty researchers cure cancer in our lifetime," said Lynda Bachelor, a member of the event planning committee and motorcycle rider. "Just imagine, if 100 riders get individuals, organizations or businesses to pledge $20 to $100 gifts or $1 to $2 for every mile they ride, we could easily reach our $100,000 goal."

Registration before July 1 is $35 for a single rider and $45 for a rider plus passenger. After July 1, it increases to $40 and $50, respectively. Registration is needed to guarantee a T-shirt and patch.

Sponsors may also donate without being recruited by a rider. Major sponsors will receive special recognition. Inquiries should be directed to the Johnson Cancer Research Center, 785-532-6705 or [email protected].