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Biking for Cancer Research 

Wayne Harvey

Their motto is one thousand miles, 10 days and one goal.And they finished up the third leg of their ride Saturday in Brewer.Their goal is to raise funds for cancer research.In 2001 37 year old Peter Thomas was diagnosed with GIST cancer, he was a professional cyclist, and after being diagnosed, he organized a ride in the United Kingdom in 2006 to raise money for research.Peter passed away in April of that year and didn’t make the ride.This year Peter’s widow, son and brother continued the tradition and started their trek in Montreal, Canada and plan to finish up in Rocklands State Park, New York.The team of 23 riders and support personnel finished this leg in Brewer at the Vacationland Inn, where 13 rooms had been donated to them.” We can’t do this kind of thing without the help of the people that support us along the route, every little act of kindness, generosity, contribution, just helps us do what we’ve come to do it’s Magic,” said Wayne Thomas.” Obviously being a hotel this is one thing that we could do was provide lodging for these guys,” said Vacationland Inn manager Brock Bradford. ” They’re a great group of people we didn’t know them before but just spending a few minutes with them you can tell they’re really passionate about their cause. We’re certainly happy to be able to help them out like this so.”If you’d like more information on their ride, or their cause you can log on to their website at www.giste2e.net