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Cycling for a cure

Cycling for a cure

Grafton native Sadie Nennig is currently in the midst of a three-day bike ride to raise funds for cancer research. Submitted photo GRAFTON – Sadie…

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Grafton native Sadie Nennig is currently in the midst of a three-day bike ride to raise funds for cancer research. Submitted photo GRAFTON – Sadie Nennig is no stranger to a good workout – the former star swimmer and diver in her days at Grafton High School (class of 2010) is also a big fan of spin classes and loves working up a sweat on her Peloton bike.

But she had never “clipped in” to a road bike before May of this year, when she launched an ambitious training program to prepare for an epic cycling event that will honor the memory of her late father while raising money for cancer research.

On Wednesday, Nennig helped to kick off the Coast 2 Coast 4 Cancer Ride, an initiative of her employer, Bristol Myers Squibb, in Cannon Beach, Ore. Over the course of three days, she will be biking approximately 75 miles per day for a total of around 225 miles. The ride of Nennig’s team kicks off the month-long relay-style ride across in country during which 126 riders will bike roughly 3,000 miles in total before the ride is concluded in Long Branch, N.J.

The event raises funds for the V Foundation for Cancer Research, established by the late basketball great Jim Valvano. Nennig was selected to be in the first team of riders, the Cure Crusaders, and she will bike approximately 225 miles from Cannon Beach to Bend, Ore. Wednesday through Friday.

“I cannot think of a better way to honor my […]

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