RIDEYELLOW going virtual again with threat of storm

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BAY MINETTE, Alabama -- RIDEYELLOW, which was set for Saturday, June 19 at Halliday Park in Bay Minette, was canceled as an in-person event because of the approaching tropical storm.

As a result, this year’s event is transitioning to a virtual ride.

With a virtual ride, cyclists ride when and where is most convenient for them, including at the North Baldwin Fitness Center, on a stationary bike at home, in a neighborhood or on a traditional road route.

Ride times are then submitted to the RIDEYELLOW website, rideyellow.org.

Stay tuned to the RIDEYELLOW Facebook page for more details about the virtual ride, including where to log your time and the distribution of this year’s shirts.

Sponsored by Infirmary Health, the RIDEYELLOW charity bike ride provides funding for cancer-related charities and to date has contributed more than $530,000 toward that effort.

This year, proceeds will once again benefit Rapahope, a non-profit organization that offers free, year-round recreational and support programs for those with childhood cancer and their families.

RIDEYELLOW was founded in 2007 by Mary Trufant and Ann White-Spunner to raise awareness of cancer and to draft grassroots support of their mission of inspiring and empowering people affected by cancer. That first event took place in Loxley and the event moved to Bay Minette the following year, where it has remained.

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