Bike riding for a good cause. On Sunday, June 19th, Oncology Associates will be hitting the road once again to help promote colon cancer awareness.

As an official sponsor of the 2016  Rollin to Colon bike ride (now in its 10th year!).

Biking Through the Colon

This colon cancer awareness ride is organized by the Great Plains Colon Cancer Task Force to raise awareness and funds in the fight against colorectal cancer, which is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and also the second leading cancer death in the United States. Colorectal cancer includes both colon and rectal cancers.

Founded in 2006, this event is dedicated to increasing the number of lives saved from colon cancer by promoting cancer education, early detection and prevention. Each year the Great Plains Colon Task Force organizes the event, which involves several different bike routes which meet in Colon, Nebraska. Bike routes vary from 53 miles, 40 miles, 30 miles, 20 miles to 10 miles, and there’s even a kid’s ride. All routes convene in Colon, where bike riders bike through an inflatable colon to the finish line.

Register for the Ride!
The Rollin’ to Colon offers riders various scenic bike routes to choose from, varying by distance – from 53 miles to a kid’s ride. You can register online for $30 – available through Monday, June 9th, or you can register at the event for $35. Kids are $14 and colon cancer survivors ride for Free!

Registration includes performance t-shirt, a special gift, SAG support stations to help you stay fueled and hydrated and the post-event celebration.

Event Details – The starting location takes place at Douglas County West High School – 401 South Pine Street, Valley, Nebraska. Start times vary depending upon the length of your chosen bike route. The rides are scheduled rain or shine, but hopefully we’ll have more shine than rain! Find more event information here.

About the Great Plains Task Force
The Great Plains Task Force is dedicated to helping people realize that colon cancer is highly preventable and requires proper screening, such as through fecal occult blood test (FOBT) kits. In 2012, the Task Force distributed 2000 FOBT kits within communities, resulting in a 42% return rate.

The goal of the Task Force is to continue to improve the screening returns from these kits and to help decrease the number of colon cancer cases through education, detection and prevention.

Visit the Great Plains Colon Cancer Task Force  website to learn more about colon cancer and the efforts of the Task Force.

More Colon Cancer Information
To learn more about colon cancer, please visit our colon cancer awareness page.

Read a patient’s colon cancer story – and watch their video – of how they got through their cancer journey.