Chasing down cancer

They rode in honor of family members whose lives cancer has claimed. They rode to fight back against a disease that upended their lives. They rode for the doctors and scientists who combat cancer on the front lines. 

In total, 1,021 cyclists — ranging from age 14 to 81 — and more than 400 volunteers took part in the first-ever Chainbreaker ride for hundreds of reasons. The $1.3 million riders raised for the event, held August 11–13 across the metro area and southern Minnesota, supports collaborative, lifesaving cancer research at the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota — one of only 49 National Cancer Institute–designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country.  

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Published on October 18, 2017

(Lead photo: Todd Bauer, TMB Images)