Hundreds bicycle across Ohio to raise money to fight cancer


Cincinnati, OH (FOX19) - More than 460 "Hope Riders" people bicycled 328 miles across Ohio in a four-day span to raise thousands of dollars to help end the fight against cancer.

Riders took part in the American Cancer Society's 8th annual Pan Ohio Hope Ride, a noncompetitive statewide cycling tour that started in Cleveland on July 24 and ended Sunday in Cincinnati.

The first wave of riders arrived at Yeatman's Cove on Sunday at 1:30 p.m., all of the riders finished at 3:30 p.m.

Participants spent their nights at college campuses and made a spot at the Statehouse in Columbus.

Funds raised by the cyclists benefit the American Cancer Society's Hope Lodges, cancer research, and other patient programs.

Hope Lodges Ohio provide supportive, comfortable, no-cost lodging for cancer patients who travel for treatment.

The event has raised $755,979 so far for this years ride.

Watch the video above as the riders rode into Yeatman's Cove on Sunday.

Visit their website for more.