99-mile bike ride to Mobile raises cancer funds - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

99-mile bike ride to Mobile raises cancer funds

Fred Kelley and Scarlet Thompson from the American Cancer Society during a recent interview on WSFA 12 News' Alabama Live! Fred Kelley and Scarlet Thompson from the American Cancer Society during a recent interview on WSFA 12 News' Alabama Live!

MONROEVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Organizers of the annual "Peddlin' for a Cure" bike ride from Monroeville to Mobile expect to raise donations for cancer research.

More than a hundred participants signed up for the ride Friday from the courthouse in Monroeville to Hank Aaron Stadium in Mobile. That's more than a 99-mile trek.

Fred Kelley started the ride six years ago.

He made a challenge, saying if he raised a thousand dollars for cancer research, he would make the ride from Monroeville to Mobile's Battleship Park.

Since then, hundreds have joined Kelley on the ride.

Before this year, Kelley says Peddlin' for a Cure had raised more than $500,000 for cancer research.

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