RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The Climb to Conquer Cancer will take place in September. The event is a bike ride up Libby Hill. It’s a fundraiser for the Massey Cancer Center. Early registration ends tomorrow. You will still be able to register for the September 23 event after that date. Amy’s Army founder Amy Williams and event director Les Carter were in studio today.
POSTED 1:29 PM, AUGUST 30, 2017, BY VIRGINIA THIS MORNING,
RICHMOND, Va. – Matt Crane & Les Carter cycle made an appearance in the CBS 6 Backyard Weather Garden to promote a new competitive bike ride fundraiser The “Climb to Conquer Cancer” ride is coming up Saturday, September 23rd from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm and will benefit the Massey Cancer Center at VCU. The competitive ride will start and end at the cobblestone Libbey Hill.
For more information or to register, you can visit www.amysarmyrva.com
POSTED 2:49 PM, September 20, 2017, BY ANTOINETTE ESSA,
Amy’s Army of Cancer Warriors first Climb to Conquer Cancer, September 23rd, check in 7:30 am and the ride starts at 8:30 am in Libby Hill Park. Church Hill. The ride/climb up iconic Libby Hill made famous in 2015 World Cycling Championship offers competitive cyclist three experiences: You will compete based on the average Strava times of two climbs of this hill for age-group awards and King of the Mountain/Queen of the Mountain awards; An urban ride through the 29th Street corridor of Church Hill, site of the upcoming 29th Street Bike Walk Boulevard project or your choice of a scenic ride on the roads through Historic Battlefield Park and in the countryside and beyond. Distance options are 63, 44 or 26.2 miles or an off-road ride through the trails of the James River Basin (either an easier Taste of Trails, about 19 miles or the Trail Challenge, that includes more of the James River Park System for 33 miles total).
After your ride, celebrate at the after party and awards ceremony with a beer from Stone Brewing, and food for purchase from a local food truck. For more information and to register visit http://amysarmyrva.com/. Amy’s Army of Cancer Warriors is dedicated to raising awareness about cancer research and prevention, including the life-saving cancer research conducted by https://www.massey.vcu.edu/.
POSTED September 28, 2017 9:15 AM BOB FLYNN
Thanks to a fund-raising event held this past Saturday, road cyclists and mountain bikers of all abilities had the chance to see how they fared going up the same challenging serpentine path as the professionals two years ago.One of the most iconic scenes from the UCI Road World Championships in Richmond in 2015 was of the crowd gathered on Libby Hill as the riders made their way up the cobblestone switchbacks. Thousands descended on the area near Church Hill overlooking downtown, cheering on their favorite riders.The “Climb to Conquer Cancer,” which benefited VCU’s Massey Cancer Center, drew a field of about 150 cyclists in their quest to test themselves. It was the brainchild of Amy Williams, the president of Amy’s Army of Cancer Warriors, and Les Carter, the event director.
“We were hoping to re-create the vibe (from the 2015 Worlds),” said Williams, a cancer survivor who credits the Massey Cancer Center with saving her life. “We first thought about a road race, but that can cost between $20,000 and $30,000.”
Instead, they decided to feature two timed climbs up Libby Hill as part of a ride of 26.2, 44 or 62 miles out on the road or 19 or 33 on the area’s mountain bike trails. The average time of their two climbs (the first after about a 3-mile warm-up and the second ending their ride) was used as riders competed for a polka dot jersey, just as the pro riders earn as the best climber, or King of the Mountains, in the Tour de France.
POSTED 06/19/2017 3:57 PM BY JOHN M
Climb to Conquer Cancer (C3) offers the competitive cyclist three experiences:
- Competitive climbs up iconic Libby Hill, made famous in 2015 Worlds. You will compete based on the average Strava times of two climbs of this hill for age-group awards and King of the Mountain/Queen of the Mountain awards. Can you earn the right to wear the Polka Dot Jersey?
- An urban ride through the 29th Street corridor of Church Hill, site of the upcoming 29th Street Bike Walk Boulevard project.
- Your choice of a scenic ride on the roads through Historic Battlefield Park and in the countryside and beyond (distance options are 63, 44 or 26.2 miles) or an off-road ride through the trails of the James River Basin (either an easier Taste of Trails, about 19 miles or the Trail Challenge, that includes more of the James River Park System for 33 miles total).
After your ride, celebrate with a beer from Stone Brewing, included in your ride ticket, and fuel up with delicious food available for purchase from a local food truck. All of Libby Hill is reserved for our amazing after-party and awards ceremony.
Pedal through Petals – Sunday, May 7, Registration begins at 8 am
POSTED 9:00 AM, May 3, 2017, BY ANTOINETTE ESSA, UPDATED AT 04:04PM, MAY 4, 2017