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Bike-a-thon to raise funds for families of cyclists killed in crash

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Posted at 5:46 AM, Jan 15, 2021

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A fundraiser to help local families stricken by grief is happening this weekend.

Tough Mudder Bootcamp will host a bike-a-thon Saturday in honor of the five bicyclists that were killed in a crash on the U.S. 95 outside of Boulder City.

The group of cyclists had 96 miles to go on their ride before it was tragically cut short. Now, the Tough Mudder crew is setting out to complete those 96 miles while they raise funds.

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The bike-a-thon kicks off 11 a.m. Saturday and lasts through 6 p.m. People of all fitness levels will hop on four stationary bikes. Those participating will donate $1 for every ten calories burned on the ride.

You can join by yourself or as a team to help raise money. Every penny of the proceeds will go to the families of the victims that were killed in the December 10 crash.

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Cory Drumright, co-owner of Tough Mudder Bootcamp, says this mission is personal. “My friend Erin was one of the victims of the accident so we wanted to do our part to help out the community. Obviously, Las Vegas is very close-knit, especially in the fitness community, and we wanted to do our part to help out the families,” Drumright said.

Tough Mudder teamed up with Ghost Bike to make this fundraiser happen.

The event is open to the public but if you’re not able to make it, you can also donate online.