Red Riders take to streets of Cache Valley to combat cancer

More than 3000 female cyclists will take to the roads Saturday to raise money to fight cancer, and local law enforcement is encouraging local residents to be aware of cyclists on the road.

Put on by the Bonneville Cycling Club and the Huntsman Cancer Institute, the Little Red Riding Hood bike race will start in Lewiston and wind through various locations in Cache Valley before finishing back in Lewiston.

Routes vary from 18 miles to 100 miles, with longer distance riders beginning at 7:30 a.m. and riders are expected to be on the roads until at least 6 p.m.

Expected times riders will pass through Cache Valley cities and towns

City            First riders              Last riders

Lewiston/Start    7:30 am         11 am

Amalga                8:30 am         Noon

Benson                9:30 am         Noon

Hyde Park            9:30 am        1:00 pm

North Logan        9:30 am         1:00 pm

Logan                  9:30 am         1:00 pm

Mendon               10:00 am       1:30 pm

Newton               10:30 am        3:00 pm

Weston               Noon              5:00 pm

Preston               1:00 pm         6:00 pm

Lewiston/Finish   1:00 pm         6:00 pm

In 26 years, LRRH has raised approximately $850,000 dollars to fight breast and ovarian cancer.

According to Jeb Berg, motorcycle ride marshal leader, the event not only raises money to fight cancer, but brings in between $250,000 and $360,000 to the Cache Valley economy between hotel rentals, meals purchased by riders and other miscellaneous purchases made.

Berg is one of 72 ride marshals – 12 on motorcycle and 50 on bikes – that will escort the riders through the valley, and a number of support drivers and law enforcement will also assist with the event.

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