2010 spin for cancer on KOHD ABC News2/20/2010 – Bend – KOHD News, Bend Oregon – http://kohd.com/news/local/163301

If you think it’s too cold to ride your bike, this weekend a chance to take the ride indoors to support cancer survivors. The second annual indoor cycling ride at the Bend Athletic Club was on Saturday. More than sixty people showing to up to spin their way to support for cancer survivors. The event is part of Tour des Chutes Foundation’s year round strategy to raise fund for the Lance Armstrong Foundation and Saint Charles Cancer Survivorship Program. Tour des Chutes founder, Gary Bonacker, a cancer patient himself, explained where he got the unique inspiration to get the event going.

“I actually had a chance to talk with Lance Armstrong and wanted to get his feel about how to go beyond being a cancer patient and what I can do, and so came up with the ride,” said Tour des Chutes organizer Gary Bonacker.

Bonacker says he chooses to be optimistic in his battle with brain cancer, saying turning to his bike is a necessity, his disease not allowing him to drive. Saturday’s spin for cancer raised over six thousand dollars.

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