A yellow bike chained to a bike rack on the corner of Bardstown Road and Longest Avenue is helping to spread the word about a bike ride this September called The Ride To Conquer Cancer. It may be a while off, but the event will benefit Norton Cancer Institute and involves a two-day trek from Louisville to Lexington and back. The event is not a race but a show of support.
Here’s a bit of information from The Ride’s website (where you can register online):
The Ride to Conquer Cancer is a unique, two-day cycling journey that will take place from Louisville to Lexington and back on September 25-27, 2009. Our goal is to ensure that we help individuals and families in our region conquer cancer. The funds you raise through The Ride to Conquer Cancer will generate the funds necessary to ensure that everyone in our community has access to the programs, services and advanced care they need at Norton Cancer Institute.
You likely won’t be seeing this yellow bike on the trip with two flat tires and one missing pedal, but the thing is bright yellow and does grab your attention. (Some would also have a problem with the poor lock job on the bike, but we doubt this one will get stolen.) The group has also put together a video about the event.