Capital City Ride Hope

Pedaling for a cure against cancer, about 100 bicyclists came out for the inaugural "Capital City Ride for Hope."

Lou Farrah was diagnosed with colon cancer in April 2004. Ever since, his sons have been pedaling for a cure. They've taken their love for biking and combined it with a cause that hits close to home.

The ride is modeled after Lance Armstrong and his annual fundraiser ride that takes place in Austin, Texas.

Jason Farrah, race director, said, "My father said to me and my brother, why don't we have one of these in Tallahassee for the community, keep everything local for patients here, families here effected by cancer in this community, and we said ok, let's do it!"

Lou Farrah, a cancer survivor, said, "It's been very emotional for me and very happy because we had so many people who assisted in the event, who gave up their time as volunteers."

Riders could chose to do a 40-mile course or pedal the shorter distance of 15 miles. Organizers say plans are already in the works for a second annual "Ride for Hope."


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