Obliteride Fundraiser Bicycle Ride to Cross MI on Sunday, Aug 14
This weekend the Obliteride fund-raising bicycle ride rolls through Mercer Island on Sunday, August 14. About 500 participants are navigating routes ranging from 10-150 miles around Lake Washington and beyond, with a portion of the 50-mile race option traversing the Island (see map).
Every dollar raised from the event benefits the globally-recognized Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
, whose mission is the elimination of cancer and related diseases as causes of human suffering and death. Home to three Nobel laureates and interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists, the "Hutch" is a global leader in research to prevent, detect and treat cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Residents will encounter bicyclists after about 10:30am on Sunday along East and West Mercer Ways, and are asked to accommodate the event; riders must follow all traffic laws.