Hundreds of motorcycles filled the parking lot of Tin Lizzy Tavern Saturday morning, kicking off the tenth annual Ride To Cure Cancer.
The annual fundraising event was started by Bill Christian, “Billy C.,” after he lost his fiance to breast cancer. Ten years later, he’s ready to hand over the reigns to his son-in-law, Rich Oliva. Oliva is a fitting successor as he, unfortunately, lost his second wife to breast cancer and his daughter Kayla also has the disease.
Oliva, was thrilled to see the outpouring of support from area bikers prior to embarking on the nearly 200-mile ride.
Bikers registered at Tin Lizzy Tavern, where owner Lauralee Miller had breakfast prepared for them.
From there the parade headed east down 23rd Street before connecting with Highway 275 and heading west to North Bend on Highway 30. Other stops were Malmo, Decatur, Doe’s Place in Fremont, before culminating at Izaak Walton park with food and music.