The RCDCU Annual Bike-A-Thon takes you through the scenic back roads of Franklin Twp. Cyclist can choose between 10, 30 or 50 mile routes.
The RCDCU Bike-A-Thon was organized to help increase awareness of prostate cancer and the importance of early detection. A portion of the money raised will be donated to the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Foundation . According to the statistics released from the Prostate Cancer Foundation, over 200,00 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer last year alone. It's estimated that over 2 million American men are currently living with prostate cancer. As men increase in age the risk of developing prostate cancer increases significantly. Our goal is to promote awareness with this event in hope to spread the word of the importance of early detection.The Bike Routes:The RCDCU Bike-A-Thon begins at the Franklin Middle School at 415 Francis St. in Somerset NJ promptly at 9am.The 3 Mile Fun Ride/Walk:Will start and end in the beautiful Colonial Park located at 156 Mettlers Rd. This picturesque park offers a spectacular variety of features, including the Spooky Brook Golf Course, Duck Pond and beautiful flower garden all along a paved bike/walk path spanning the entire length of the park. This is a great was to get the whole family involved in the event.10 Mile Ride:Takes you through the the quiet neighborhoods of Franklin Township and out into the reserved open space land. There is a full featured rest stop at the halfway point of this fun ride as well as fully supported SAG vehicle.30 Mile Ride:This challenging ride takes you through the quiet neighborhoods of Franklin Township into the beautiful Colonial Park, and along the historic Delaware Raritain Canal and Millstone River. Full rest stops in both Colonial Park and at the halfway point in the Wynnefield Somerset Clubhouse in Franklin Park, which will be fully stocked with refreshments and vital fluids.A fully equipped SAG vehicle will be along as well to help should any problems emerge.The 50 Mile Ride:This challenging ride is for the seasoned cyclist following along the beginning of the 30 Mile route continuing along the Delaware Raritan Canal as well as the Millstone River. It takes you through parts of the historic Rocky Hill section of Somerset following along routes traveled by General George Washington and into Kingston. There will be fully stocked rest areas in Colonial Park, Wynnefield at Somerset Clubhouse and the historic Griggstown Fire Station and will be supported by a fully stocked SAG vehicle.Whether riding or walking, as a team or a single person, you won't want to miss the opportunity to "Ride Your Way To Fun And Fitness" and help us "Promote Prostate Cancer Awareness"Lunch will be served at the end of the ride as well as a product raffle and presentations of awards and trophies.