By Jen Murano
The “Loneliest Road in America” just got a little less lonely.
Each June since his Stage IV head and neck cancer diagnosis in 2001, Jeff Warren sets off on a journey via his Litespeed Siena from his hometown of Reno, Nevada, to the steps of Huntsman Cancer Institute, where he endured the rigors of what he calls “slash, burn, and poison” (clinically known as surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy).
This June 18th, after riding for four days from Nevada, Warren will be joined by hundreds in the community for the last 140 or 40 miles in the “Huntsman 140.” The ride, which is now opened to the public for the first time, is a ride for survivors and supporters, a great LOTOJA training ride, and a fundraiser in honor of all cancer survivors.
“Cancer is not a solo act,” Warren said. “This ride is a metaphor for the cancer journey. Some parts of it are grueling, when you’re pushed to your limits, and there are sections that, like cancer, are extremely lonely, but you still have family and friends cheering for your success.”
Cyclists and teams can register at www.huntsman140.com. For a $70 registration fee, cyclists will receive a fundraising web page, a cycling jersey, on-course support, aid stations, and a finish line celebration. Each cyclist is required to raise an additional $70. 100% of those donations fund cancer research at Huntsman Cancer Institute.
For more information, visit huntsman140.com.