Riders to take on 100-mile bike ride today

Many have grown up hearing about the fairytale, but how many have heard about the bike ride in Cache County?

The Bonneville Cycling Club’s 25th Little Red Riding Hood bike ride June 2 brings women in the community together for a day. Part of the registration fee is donated to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation for breast and ovarian cancer research.

This will be Rachel Barker’s second time riding the Little Red Riding Hood bike ride. Last year she took over her friend’s registration when the friend was unexpectedly unable to ride. This year Barker registered on her own, and she brought her friends along. She’s looking forward to ride’s unique atmosphere. That’s because the all-women Little Red is not a race; it’s a ride.

The ride is popular. Riders come from all over the state, and even though there were nearly 4,000 open spots for riders this year, the roster filled up within two hours.

Checkpoints have been set up along the course. Food, vendors and live music will be waiting at the finish line.

This year they have been hosting their second Inspirational Story Contest with a new bike as a prize. Riders share their story in 400 words or less and event coordinators pick five stories to feature on Facebook. The winner is the woman whose story received the most “likes” on Facebook.

Her name will be announced Saturday at the ride.

The inspirational stories can also be found on the <a href=”http://littlered2012.blogspot.com/”>ride’s blog</a>, along with more information and 2012 merchandise.

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