Amy’s Army of Cancer Warriors

Climb to Conquer Cancer taking place in September

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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.

 


You Have The Chance to “Climb To Conquer Cancer”

POSTED 1:29 PM, AUGUST 30, 2017, BY ,

Amy’s Army of Cancer Warriors

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

 

 


Climb to Conquer Cancer

POSTED 2:49 PM, September 20, 2017, BY ,

Amy’s Army of Cancer Warriors

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/.

 


Riders Climb Libby Hill in Effort to ‘Conquer Cancer’

POSTED September 28, 2017 9:15 AM 

courtesy of Macon Pegram

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.

 


Amy’s Army of Cancer Warriors

Climb to Conquer Cancer comes to Libby Hill in September

POSTED 06/19/2017 3:57 PM BY 

Climb to Conquer Cancer (C3) offers the competitive cyclist three experiences:

  1. 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?
  2. An urban ride through the 29th Street corridor of Church Hill, site of the upcoming 29th Street Bike Walk Boulevard project.
  3. 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 , UPDATED AT 04:04PM, MAY 4, 2017

RICHMOND, Va –  Amy’s Army of Cancer Warriors is dedicated to raising awareness about cancer research and prevention, including the life-saving cancer research conducted by VCU Massey Cancer Center. The group was developed by a group of friends who coalesced around the idea of promoting cancer prevention and research.

This family-friendly fundraiser benefits VCU Massey Cancer Center. It features Leisurely, flat, 6 mile bike ride that stops in gorgeous gardens in downtown RVA and Church Hill. Bike rentals are available, if you need a bike. It also features live bands, beer and wine garden, food trucks, massages and yoga, plus over $10,000 raffle prizes. Family Fun Zone: bounce castle, face painting, balloons, spinning prize wheel, crafts table, visits from Kickers players, Princesses & Nutzy. (FFZ Passes only $10 per kids.) For more information, tickets, merchandise for sale and volunteer sign up at www.AmysArmyRVA.com.

Amy, a partner at Hunton & Williams law firm, was treated at Massey Cancer Center in 2011 for breast cancer. She credits her survival to Massey. She led a sedentary and unhealthy lifestyle until about 10 years ago. Now she is an endurance athlete, having completed marathons, century rides, swims of up to five miles, and triathlons, including an Ironman. Registration begins at 8 am, there’s an early raffle in the morning and two in the afternoon. The riders go in waves from 9:30 am  to 10:30. More details at  http://amysarmyrva.com/fun-for-the-whole-family/


Stop & Smell The Flowers while You Pedal through Petals

POSTED 11:21 AM, April 17, 2017, BY  (CBS 6)

RICHMOND, Va – Pedal Through Petals is a family friendly fundraiser that will benefit the VCU Massey Cancer Center. Emily Bashton, Co-Founder & Ride Leader was joined by Amy Williams, Founder of Amy’s Army of Cancer Warriors to share the details about this event where you can take a spin on your bike and enjoy a leisurely, flat 6 mile Bike Ride through Downtown Richmond and Church Hill.  Pedal Through Petals takes place Sunday, May 7th. Registration begins at 8am and the ride begins at 9:30am. For more information please visit http://www.amysarmyrva.com


Pedal through Petals

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Pedal through Petals through Church Hill in May

FEBRUARY 28, 2017 8:37 AM BY

Interested in a bicycle tour of Richmond’s most beautiful gardens? The 2017 Pedal through Petals will be a leisurely tour through Church Hill — visiting private and historically rich gardens along the way.


PEDAL THROUGH PETALS: A GUIDED CYCLING TOUR OF RICHMOND’S GARDENS

Join us for a guided tour of Richmond’s most beautiful architecture and gardens, on your bike!  Please bring your bike, a water bottle and a bike helmet (helmets are required to ride).  Party Central is on Clay Street, just in front of The Valentine.  Car traffic will be blocked off from this street during the event, and you can use the “bike valet” while you register for the ride and try your luck at the raffle.  Also, the Valentine and its garden will be open to us for touring after your ride. Registration and breakfast begin at 8 am.  Register and have a bite while you shop for a great raffle prize.


Pedal through Petals  – Style Weekly

When: Sun., May 7, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Phone: 804-467-0691
Email: Awilliams@hunton.com
Price: $49-$59, $10-$20 for kids
AmysArmyRVA.com
Bike ride through downtown and Church Hill followed by block party with live bands, food trucks and drinks. Fundraiser for Massey Cancer Center.

Pedal through Petals – k95 #1 Country

Pedal through Petals is a guided tour of Richmond’s most beautiful architecture and gardens, on your bike! Please bring your bike, a water bottle and a bike helmet (helmets are required to ride).

“Party Central” is on Clay Street, just in front of The Valentine. Registration and breakfast begin at 8.

Then, starting in waves at 10, your guide will lead you through downtown and Church Hill. Notwithstanding the word “hill,” the ride is fairly flat. From time to time, you will stop, dismount your bike and tour some gorgeous spots, including Becky’s Healing Garden at Massey Cancer Center, St. John’s Church, beautiful gardens in the heart of Church Hill, and more. Your group of riders will be assigned a ride leader who will make sure you do not get lost. Nobody will be left behind.

After some leisurely riding, you will return to Party Central. There you will find lunch, beer or wine, yoga, a Family Fun Zone, complete with bouncy castle, face painting and balloons for the kids, and a whole lot more fun for the whole family.

*All proceeds go to lifesaving research at VCU Massey Cancer Center.*


Pedal through Petals  – Style Weekly

When: Sun., May 7, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Phone: 804-467-0691
Email: Awilliams@hunton.com
Price: $49-$59, $10-$20 for kids
AmysArmyRVA.com
Bike ride through downtown and Church Hill followed by block party with live bands, food trucks and drinks. Fundraiser for Massey Cancer Center.

Pedal through Petals – k95 #1 Country

Pedal through Petals is a guided tour of Richmond’s most beautiful architecture and gardens, on your bike! Please bring your bike, a water bottle and a bike helmet (helmets are required to ride).

“Party Central” is on Clay Street, just in front of The Valentine. Registration and breakfast begin at 8.

Then, starting in waves at 10, your guide will lead you through downtown and Church Hill. Notwithstanding the word “hill,” the ride is fairly flat. From time to time, you will stop, dismount your bike and tour some gorgeous spots, including Becky’s Healing Garden at Massey Cancer Center, St. John’s Church, beautiful gardens in the heart of Church Hill, and more. Your group of riders will be assigned a ride leader who will make sure you do not get lost. Nobody will be left behind.

After some leisurely riding, you will return to Party Central. There you will find lunch, beer or wine, yoga, a Family Fun Zone, complete with bouncy castle, face painting and balloons for the kids, and a whole lot more fun for the whole family.

*All proceeds go to lifesaving research at VCU Massey Cancer Center.*

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