Expect hundreds of cyclists on Whatcom County roads Saturday


Expect to see lots of bicyclists traveling through Whatcom County Saturday, June 15, during the first day of the Ride to Conquer Cancer.

The annual two-day ride from Surrey, B.C., to the Seattle area draws up to 3,000 cyclists to raise money to fight cancer.

Cyclists will be taking two different routes. Most will travel close to the shore after crossing the border at Peace Arch State Park. Those seeking a more challenging route will head east after crossing the border and wind through Lynden and Nooksack before heading south.

Civic Field and Bloedel Donovan Park are the designated stops for lunch, so expect big crowds of cyclists. They will camp overnight in Mount Vernon before starting day two of the ride.

For more information on the ride, go to va13.conquercancer.ca. The "event schedule and information" link has Google maps of the exact expected routes.

Reach DEBBIE TOWNSEND at debbie.townsend@bellinghamherald.com or call 715-2280.

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