On April 28th, cyclists took to the roads around Birmingham to raise awareness about prostate cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death in American men. Proceeds will benefit the Urology Health Foundation (UHF), a local nonprofit group that provides free prostate cancer screenings across Alabama, especially in underserved areas at highest risk.
This year’s Tour de Blue honored the memory of Dennis Goodwin and his courageous fight against prostate cancer. UHF President Dr. Thomas
Moody said, “We hope that by honoring his memory more people can get behind this effort to raise awareness about prostate cancer and to provide an opportunity for early detection for many men as possible."
You can read more about Dennis Goodwin’s inspiring example in the Inspire section of this issue of the Birmingham Weekly.
Now heading into its sixth year, the Tour de Blue is hosted by the Birmingham Bicycle Company (BBC), located in the Crestline Park neighborhood of Birmingham.
For cyclists going on the 100-mile route, the vast expanse of Logan Martin Dam will greet them after the half-way mark.
Birmingham has much to offer the cycling enthusiast. Author Warren St. John has written that Birmingham is in many ways “a cyclist’s paradise” with “greaet bike shops, amazing weather, easy access to quiet country roads not far from the city, and a wide variation in terrain, between flat valley floors and leg-shredding ridges.”
You can find the Tour de Blue on Facebook at http://on.fb.me/tourdeblue and on Twitter @TourdeBlue.
Read the entire article with full details about the Tour de Blue online at www.bhamweekly.com. Also see the article about the man who inspired this excuse to Get Out in our Inspire section.