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Thousands ride into Atlantic City for 47th annual Bike-a-thon

Thousands ride into Atlantic City for 47th annual Bike-a-thon

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More than 3,000 cyclists rode from Philadelphia and down the Atlantic City Boardwalk for the 47th annual American Cancer Society Bike-a-thon on Sunday. The event is the largest single-day biking event for the American Cancer Society. Were you SEEN there by our photographer? Check out our photo gallery at PressofAC.com.

Thousands of cyclists took off from Philadelphia and headed toward the shore for the 47th annual American Cancer Society’s Bike-a-thon on Sunday.

The ride kicked off at 6 a.m. from the Constitution Center at Independence Mall, with a team of cancer survivors leading the pack with a police motorcycle escort.

After crossing the Ben Franklin Bridge, more riders joined at start points in Cherry Hill, Hammonton and Egg Harbor City. In total, riders pedaled more than 66 miles to end the charity ride on the Atlantic City Boardwalk.

Throughout the afternoon, riders crossed the inflatable finish line at Boardwalk Hall to cheers from the onlooking crowd.

The bike ride is the largest single-day biking event for the ACS and includes multiple starting points for riders of all levels.

According to the ACS Bike-a-thon website, 209 teams and 3,375 participants raised more than $1.1 million for cancer research.

Contact: 609-272-7286 LCarroll@pressofac.com Twitter @ACPress_LC

Staff Writer

Joined the Press in November 2016. Graduate of Quinnipiac University. Previously worked as a freelance reporter in suburban Philadelphia and news/talk radio producer.

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