Friday, December 23, 2011

Tour de Blue: Cycling For Prostate Cancer Awareness

Tour de Blue: Cycling For Prostate Cancer Awareness; The Tour de Blue is a bicycle ride that benefits the Urology Health Foundation, a local non-profit organization that provides free prostate cancer screenings to men in Alabama, especially in under served areas that are at highest risk. The goal is to help raise funds for these screenings and to promote public awareness about the importance of early detection. Prostate cancer will affect 1 in 6 American men during their lifetime, and for African-American men the risk is even higher: 1 in 4. The bicycle ride leaves at 8:00 AM from the Birmingham Bicycle Company and meanders through Jefferson, Shelby, and St. Clair counties. There are three ride options (60, 75, and 100 miles). The terrain is rolling with several challenging climbs. The 100-mile route takes riders from the bike shop to the Logan Martin Dam and back.

April 28th
8 am
Birmingham Bicycle Company, 1105 Dunston Ave., Birmingham, AL
registration cost: $40.00, includes event t-shirt