Fred Hutch’s Obliteride is celebrating its 5th anniversary this year and organizers expect to blow past the $11 million fundraising mark and bring in more new community supporters than ever before.
Organizers say no roads will be closed but they ask motorists to look out for riders, and are hoping residents will come out and cheer on riders.
All routes start at the Fred Hutch campus at 1100 Fairview Ave N and end at Gas Works Park.
Maps of each route can be found here.
The weekend schedule can be found here.
“Obliteride combines the deep passion of our supporters with the drive and urgency of Fred Hutch research in a powerful and meaningful way,” said Kelly O’Brien, Fred Hutch’s vice president for Philanthropy. “It’s not too late sign up to ride, volunteer or donate to this year’s event.”
Obliteride kicks off on Friday, Aug. 11, with a party at Seattle’s Gas Works Park. The rides range from 25 to 150 miles, so everyone can participate. They start at Fred Hutch’s Seattle campus and wind through the Puget Sound region.
“We’re excited to have so many new riders this year, and we’re encouraging people to come out and cheer them on,” said Andrea Gomes Morrison, director of Obliteride. “People in many communities we pass through make signs with loved ones’ names or encouraging words for the riders. It’s a fun way for people to get involved, and it means so much to our riders.”
One-hundred percent of every rider-raised dollar goes to cancer research at Fred Hutch.
Obliteride is fun, focused and full of energy! It’s so much more than a bike ride. Riders are treated to a first-class weekend of fun parties, live entertainment and fantastic food from Tom Douglas Catering. For more information on how to be part of this exciting event August 11-13, 2017, visit Obliteride.org and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or YouTube.