You don't need a bike to have a good time!
The Pedal Away Prostate Cancer Bike Race and Health Fair offers something for everyone. Join us to cheer on the competitors and enjoy a variety of food, vendors, craft beers, raffles, and health information.
Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among adult males in Delaware. Delaware’s level of cancer incidence is significantly higher than the national average.
These facts are what inspired Rafael Zaragoza, MD, formerly of Urology Associates of Dover, to start an organization dedicated to raising awareness in Delaware. With a small group of like-minded community members including his son, Michael Zaragoza, MD, also of Urology Associates of Dover, Dr. Zaragoza founded the Delaware Prostate Cancer Coalition (DPCC) in 2011.
Pedal Away Prostate Cancer is Michael Zaragoza’s brainchild.
“We wanted to do something fun and different to get people talking about prostate cancer,” Dr. Zaragoza explains. “Many of us have family or friends with prostate cancer. This event is a great way for people to show their support.”
Although the bike event started small, it’s now a popular event, attracting cyclists from more than 6 states. A men’s health fair follows the race, featuring speakers including prostate cancer survivors.
And even if you’ve forgotten how to ride a bicycle, there’s plenty for you to do! Local restaurants and breweries, a DJ, and many other activities make this a family-friendly event.
Starting at the Eden Hill Medical Center in Dover, the bike event is open to cyclists of all abilities, with top finishers receiving prizes. There are separate start times for competitive and non-competitive cyclists.
A picnic lunch is held afterwards.
The annual event is sponsored by the Delaware Prostate Cancer Coalition, and raises funds that support free community prostate screening programs and educational outreach.
To learn more or register, visit bikereg.com and search for “Pedal Away Prostate Cancer.”