Hundreds of cyclists pedal for 14th annual Cycle for Survival cancer research fundraiser

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Hundreds of people are shedding calories and pedaling for charity Saturday as part of the 14th annual Cycle for Survival event at the local Equinox fitness club in Summit.

The event takes place in 17 cities nationwide. There are almost 38,000 participants in this year's charity event.

Teammates take turns cycling during the four-hour indoor cycling shift, which is divided into four, 50-minute consecutive sessions. Each team is required to raise at least $1,000.

All the money raised from the cycling event goes toward research for rare cancer diagnoses at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

The Cycle for Survival fundraiser has helped raise more than $200 million for cancer research over the last decade and raised about $42 million last year.

"The energy is amazing," says lead Equinox instructor Frank Salzone. "From the second you walk to the door everyone greets you, the volunteers grade you and the energy from the riders is just out of this world. There's nothing like it."

The 14th annual Cycle for Survival cancer research fundraiser continues until Sunday Feb. 2.

 

 

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