Chattanoogans know that getting around the city doesn’t always require four wheels. From the trails of Signal Mountain to the racks on every other car, it’s no secret that this city is bike-friendly.
You can put those two wheels to use in the race against cancer. Ride for Life. Be Good. Be Strong offers the chance to put the pedal to the metal on Saturday, June 7 at 9 a.m.
Starting from the Signal Mountain Arts Community Center, riders will choose between a 10- or 30-mile scenic bike ride through Signal Mountain’s historic Old Town district and Walden communities.
Ride for Life was established by Mary Firth, who passed away from melanoma in 2011. The organization has been kept alive through the fundraising efforts of her two sisters, benefitting the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
This year’s proceeds will be sent to the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer research, a program that. alongside Dana Farber, has allowed researchers to “achieve better cure rates, and to enhance patients’ quality of life.”
Those interested in racing can register online at begoodbestrongride.com/register. Registration is $50 per person or $160 for a team of four. For more information or to find out how you can get involved, visit begoodbestrongride.com
Signal Mountain Arts Community Center is located at 809 Kentucky Ave., Signal Mountain.