Just a heads up to all your readers: RideMN1 will be Bicycling through your area on Sept. 12 and 13. We are heading for Lake Superior with a message: We are winning the war against cancer.

Each September we cross Minnesota via a different Route. This year includes East Grand Forks, Crookston, Red Lake Falls, Brooks, Oklee and other communities – 343 miles in all.

We are a relatively small group (limited to 30) that tends to be more senior and they come from all over – Michigan, Colorado, Oklahoma and, yes, North Dakota, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

RideMN1 is a cancer awareness nonprofit that bicycles across Minnesota each September with a message: We are winning the war to end cancer!

Amazing strides are being made right now. We want to encourage cancer screening as we know early detection is our best defense. Colonoscopies and mammograms are now standard procedures that are classified as preventive and are covered by most all insurances. Get screened!

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For those currently battling cancer, or if you have a loved one fighting right now, you are not alone. Please reach out to a neighbor, friend, or simply a passerby; the kindness, love, and support you receive will bring comfort. We have met many survivors and many that are currently receiving treatment. This is not an easy struggle and our hearts can become heavy.

RideMN1 wants you to know you are not alone. We are biking to end cancer.

So, If you happen to see some of us pedaling along our route, give a honk and a wave as we are on a mission and can not stop.

Wally McFarlane, ride director, RideMN1 Inc.