MISSION, Kan. - Hundreds of local cyclists hit the road on Labor Day to support mental health in the Kansas City region.
The seventh annual "Bike for the Brain" event had its start/finish line at 6000 Lamar Ave., which is the headquarters of the Johnson County Mental Health Center.
More than 500 people took part in either the walking or riding portions of the event. Riders had their choice of five courses between three and 70 miles in length. There were also one-mile and 5K run/walks. Rest stops included some mental-health agencies.
Money raised from registration fees and sponsors will support local non-profit groups that help those affected by mental-health disorders. Bike for the Brain has already raised $37,000 for local programs.
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