Launched in 2010, the annual Miami Dolphins Cycling Challenge marks its fifth year this weekend. The two-day, tri-county cycling event raises money for research completed at the Sylvester Comprehenzie Cancer Center, with 100-percent of the rider-raised money being donated. Counting the $3 million already raised this year, with five days to go before the event actually kicks off, the DCC has nearly reached the $10 million raised since 2010 mark.
The event, which will start this year with a party on Friday night, includes multiple different bike ride lengths, starting with a 104-mile ride up A1A, a 29-mile ride from Sun Life Stadium to Ocean Drive, and a 28-mile loop drive through West Palm Beach on Saturday. Sunday's rides are a 72-mile ride back down A1A to the stadium, a 26-mile ride from Fort Lauderdale to the Stadium, and a 12-mile ride from Davie to the stadium. Rides between the two days may be combined, meaning there will be riders completed a 176-mile ride between the two days.
This year, there is also a DCC 5K Run/Walk option on Sunday. The 5K will begin at Sun Life Stadium at 8:30 Sunday morning, and will include adults and kids. There is also an onstacle option for the event, with six-foot calls to climb, an over-under-through obstavle, and a cargo net climb.If you are able to donate, you can head over the the DCC Donations page to help fight cancer. If you can't donate this year, but are in the area and interested in helping, you can still volunteer your time by registering here.
If you are one of the 2,723 currently registered riders, of which we all know at least one in OhioFinFan4Life, good luck!