Muddy Coolest 24 MTB

The third annual Coolest 24 mountain bike race against cancer got going at noon Saturday in spite of rainy conditions that swamped the Olmstead Loop Trail in Cool. Close to 700 riders began 8 hour and 24 hour courses riding to raise money for cancer. Teams and solo efforts tackled the muddy course in rain that continue throughout the weekend. According to the Coolest 24 website, this years fundraising monies will be donated to The Dream Foundation, an organization that helps adult recipients devasted by cancer, diagnosed with terminal illness, with life expectancy of one year or less, find closure granting final wishes. Riders rode for fun and also in many cases remembering loved ones fighting cancer or lost to this dreaded disease.

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