Personalized Victory Ride Slated for Month of August

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"This is no ordinary bike ride. We are taking on cancer. We ride for the 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women who will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. We ride to celebrate the survivors and honor those we have lost. We ride to support research locally and throughout the U.S. We ride individually and as a community to defeat cancer."
Karen Kharasch and Michael Kastan
Karen Kharasch and Michael Kastan, MD, PhD, at the 2019 Victory Ride to Cure Cancer

After carefully monitoring ongoing COVID-19 developments, the V Foundation for Cancer Research has reimagined the Victory Ride to Cure Cancer presented by Braswell Family Farms to be a more personal experience this year.

Cyclists are encouraged to join in with their "Don’t Ever Give Up! spirit" to ride any distance, any time and any place throughout the month of August. This year’s registration fee and fundraising minimum has been waived.

This is the third annual Victory Ride to Cure Cancer. Duke Cancer Institute is a proud sponsor.

One hundred percent of rider-raised funds support research by Duke Cancer Institute, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and Wake Forest Baptist Health Comprehensive Cancer Center, as well as breakthrough cancer research nationwide.

Last year the V Ride raised more than $230,000. The DCI team — led by executive director of DCI, Michael Kastan, MD, PhD, and colorectal cancer survivor Ryan Switzer —  raised more than $20,000.

Kastan and Switzer are co-captaining Team DCI again this year.

Register Now for Team DCI! (Choose "Join our Team" if you are planning to ride Or "Support Us," if you plan to join us in spirit)

This year’s registration fee and fundraising minimum has been waived although fundraising is strongly encouraged. Riders can register to ride any distance, any time and any place throughout the month of August. Gather your family, friends, neighbors or quarantine buddies to help support this great cause.

As of this writing,Team DCI was number 2 on the leaderboard, with nearly $11,000 raised. Let's make it number 1!

Instructions for riding:

  • Choose your own route or a traditional Victory Ride route, any time, any place in August
  • Join the Victory Ride Strava Club to track your miles with other Victory Ride participants.
  • Engage with us on social media @TheVictoryRide and @DukeCancer, and share images and videos of your rides using #MyVictory.