Bicyclists vs. cancer: Obliteride route likely to include West Seattle

If everything goes according to plan, a major new bicycling event in this area will include West Seattle on its route. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is planning its first-ever fundraising bicycle ride, called Obliteride, coming up in August. Obliteride organizers e-mailed WSB to let us know about some points of West Seattle interest, including the route possibility – too soon to say for certain because they are still working on permits. One of the main point people for the ride is a West Seattleite – Mark Grantor, senior events manager; his background and interest in the cause are detailed in a story on the Obliteride site. They’re planning four routes – 25, 50, 100 miles on August 10th, 180 miles with an overnight stop in Tacoma, August 10-11. There’s an entry fee plus a fundraising commitment. Details and registration links are here. If you’re not ready to ride but would like to help, they’re also enlisting an army of volunteers.

2 Replies to "Bicyclists vs. cancer: Obliteride route likely to include West Seattle"

  • Patricia Maguire January 21, 2013 (6:20 am)

    Just a quick correction. The Brosio-Hamasaki-Stein Guild of Fred Hutchinson sponsored the First fundraising Bicycle ride. It was called Beat The Bridge. The first time the city allowed the closing of the Viaduct and the West Seattle Bridge. The BHS Guild was started over 20 years ago and consists of many fine women from West Seattle. If I recall correctly there were about 3-4 hundred riders. I believe that there was coverage of the event. The ride ended at Alki near the Bathhouse.

    • WSB January 21, 2013 (10:10 am)

      Thanks, Patricia. I can’t find anything in publicly searchable archives online or I’d add a link! We love history – TR

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