US RRT in Seattle Helps at the Obliteride

The Fred Hutch Obliteride Event was a tremendous success this year! On August 12th, 2016 (one of the hottest days of the year), nearly 300 riders completed various ride segments, some up to 100 miles, to show their support for the Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center.

Riders turning their bikes into the mechanics after the ride.

Riders turning their bikes into the mechanics after the ride.

At Fred Hutch Campus, researchers strive to discover new ways to detect cancer earlier, develop effective treatments with fewer side effects, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing in the first place. The eradication of cancer and other life-threatening diseases is an ambitious goal, one that is impossible without events such as this fundraising bike ride, which helps to fund the programs at Fred Hutch.

A welcoming sign at the finish line.

A welcoming sign at the finish line.

This year, RRT team members helped at the event in a very favoured spot – right at the finish line! As riders arrived at the finish line, they were greeted by RRT staff. The riders were then ushered to refreshments, and their bikes were transferred to a mechanic or storage facility by RRT staff.

A rider dismounting after reaching the finish line. 

A rider dismounting after reaching the finish line.

What an event! The Obliteride 2016 Event was full of positive energy, good weather, hope, motivation and fun! With around 1500 riders coming from 24 different states, this event rallied more people than ever before.

Riders dropping off their bikes and picking up their bags.

Riders dropping off their bikes and picking up their bags.

The facilities coordinators were very thankful, as they were short staffed, and applauded the efforts of RRT to help facilitate the event!

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One thought on “US RRT in Seattle Helps at the Obliteride”

  1. Anne Fishwick says:

    Is the Vid 1 supposed to work? And if so, how do I get it to play?
    Always interested!

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