RCDCU Annual Bicycle Tour Fundraiser For Prostate Cancer Awareness Set For Sept. 17

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Riders take off at a past RCDCU fundraising ride to promote prostate cancer awareness.

The annual Renaissance Cyclists Defeating Cancer United bike-a-thon fundraiser to promote prostate cancer awareness is set to kick off Sept. 17 at Franklin Middle School, 415 Francis St.

On-site registration for the event starts at 8 a.m. Registration is also available online at www.rcdcubike.com.

Cyclists from across the tri-state area will join with the RCDCU Cycling Team and ride 10, 30, or 50 miles to help fight prostate cancer. The registration fee for the event is $45 for the 30- and 50-mile ride, and $15 for the 3-mile walk/ride in Colonial Park. Cycling routes will stretch across scenic and historic sections of Somerset County, riding along parts of the Delaware Raritan Canal through parts of historic Rocky Hill and Kingston.

Prizes and awards will be given during the luncheon and Awards ceremony starting at noon.

Six bicycles will be awarded to the winners of the essay “Bicycle Giveaway Contest” open to 7th and 8th grade students from two schools in the township. The schools were selected by the RCDCU Bike-a-Thon Committee.

“We encourage all cyclists, walkers and the general public to get involved in this fun-filled fitness event that is guaranteed to lift the spirit of our community and help raise funds to promote prostate cancer awareness,” RCDCU President Shirley Spruill said in a release about the event. Spruill added that cyclists (individuals, groups and families – minimum age of 12) are welcome to participate in the ride.

Over the past five years this ride has helped more than 1,700 men receive free cancer screening and has resulted in more than $14,500 being donated to the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Foundation and the Rutgers Cancer Institute, according to the release.

The cyclist or team raising the most money will be awarded a grand prize. All cyclists must follow safety rules and event regulations. Volunteers can join in by recruiting cyclists or providing sponsorship support and/or helping out during the event. To register or volunteer for the RCDCU 2016 BIKE-A-THON,” log onto www.rcdcubike.com. or call (732) 247-6883 – or Dave at (732) 213-6311.

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