Local Residents Bike For Cancer Research

August 11, 2007

Biking for 12 hours in a row doesn't exactly sound like a fun afternoon, but some Charlottesville residents decided to hop on their stationary bikes and ride for a cause Saturday.

They started riding on the downtown mall this morning and planned on going late into the night. The reason to get donations for cancer research.

"This is temporary; people that go through cancer they've got to deal with this everyday so a few hours of riding a bike is nothing compared to what a lot of people have to go through," said Team In Training coach Dan Bayliss.

This is not the first time Dan Bayliss has recruited athletes to help him raise money for cancer research. About a month ago he had a treadmill out on the downtown mall and he ran for four and a half hours. Bayliss raised about $1,000 that night.

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