Kansas City cyclists launch new bike ride to support local cancer organizations

KANSAS CITY, Mo - Most of us have been touched by cancer in some way.  That's why a group of cyclists in Kansas City decided to start a brand new bike ride, supporting three local cancer organizations.

KC Century is a charity bike ride happening on August 24, 2013.  It will start at Union Station and wind through Kansas City, stopping at many of the city's landmarks along the way.  The ride will feature a 15, 35 and 63 mile option.

Money raised from KC Century will go to Children's Mercy Hospital, The University of Kansas Cancer Center and community-based non-profit Cancer Action.

""As a survivor of a rare cancer, my family and I know firsthand what a difference research makes. Diagnosed with a form of leukemia that was nearly 100% fatal just 15 years ago, I'm very fortunate that organizations like these continue to make such enormous strides in curing this horrible disease," said Matthew Mellor, race director and a cancer survivor.

As part of the ride, KC Century has also launched an "I Ride 4" campaign to see why people ride.  The group is hoping people will share their motivation through pictures and videos via social media.

You can learn more about KC Century, register to ride or to share why you ride, visit KC Century online at www.kccentury.com.  On Facebook at www.facebook.com/KCCentury, Twitter at www.twitter.com/kccentury or Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyBzzDSOvVHLWe2xbkItXHQ  to view the entire KC Century "I Ride 4" video.

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