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Less Cancer Bike Ride “Split the Mitt” June 23,2017


Miles O’Brien Less Cancer Bike Ride “Split the Mitt”

On Friday, June 23, 2017, cyclists for will leave Detroit and ride north 300 miles to Traverse City, Michigan benefiting Less Cancer.

While certainly the cure is something we all want to Less Cancer have been pioneers in shifting the focus to prevention after 100 years and countless billions of dollars in the work to cure cancer. Today now more than ever there are more incidences of cancer not less and the rate of cancer incidence globally is expected to increase not decrease.  Since the founding of Less Cancer, the organization has been instrumental in bringing the issue to national and global attention bringing change to policies that work to prevent this dreaded disease. The organization are founders of National Cancer Prevention Day and have initiated the very first United States Congressional Bipartisian Cancer Prevention Caucus.
Cyclists for less cancer work to raise funds and awareness so the work of the organization may reach its global audience with education, best practices and policies that work to prevent cancer.  Less Cancer are founders of National Cancer Prevention Day and of the National Cancer Prevention Day Panel, which is hosted each year on Capitol Hill attracting experts, advocates, scientists and physicians from across the country. Since 2004, the organization has been working tirelessly to protect the public.
Less Cancer Bike Ride History.

Founded by Suzi Tobias team Less Cancer first started three years ago when Suzi wanted to ride to Mackinaw City and do so during the famed Port Huron to Mackinac Sail Boat Race in Michigan.

Suzi started the ride which is 300 miles in 2 days in honor of her friend Aileen O’Brien, who fought for years, yet was taken from her young daughters and family from breast cancer.
Suzi did the ride two years a row and in 2014 was joined by Less Cancer board member, journalists and Aileen’s brother Miles O’Brien. Both years Suzi and team Less Cancer came in ahead of many sailboats and attracted national media attention.
The work for Less Cancer is more critical now than ever as science understands that many cancers are, in fact, preventable. Less Cancer needs your support as they aresolely funded at the grass roots level and since its founding has not accepted funding from the tobacco, Big Ag or chemical companies.
The work of Less Cancer needs your support so we may further work to prevent this cruel disease.

» Learn more about the 2014 ride

See Team Less Cancer Founder Suzi Tobias Speak at National Cancer Prevention Day, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC on Less Cancer ‘Split the Mitt” August 15 2015.


See Less Cancer Board Member Miles O’Brien Speak at National Cancer Prevention Day, Capitol Hill, Washington DC on Less Cancer “Split the Mitt” August 15, 2015.


Public Service for 2014’s Ride from Miles O’Brien

2014 Media for Team Less Cancer 


Huffington Post

Huffington Post By Land and By Sea

Ashore Detroit 

Suzi Tobias Children’s Hospital of Michigan 

See more on last year’s ride to Mackinaw City. 

Craig Feringa Joins Less Cancer Ride to Mackinac

My name is Craig Feringa.  I am currently an attorney who, in my past professional life was a Registered Nurse.  While I have cared for many people with cancer, I have not had the … Read More

David Toutant

Hello, I’m David Toutant and I will be returning to do the 300 mile Less Cancer ride from Port Huron to Mackinac again this year. I’ve been a cyclist almost my entire life competing … Read More

Miles O’Brien

Ever since I heard about the Less Cancer Bike Ride to Mackinac I have wanted to participate. Unfortunately last year I couldn’t be there but I made a vow then to ride this year … Read More

Jeanne Petzold

My first memorable biking experience started with my future husband in Chicago. I was visiting him in the city. Tom had helped me buy my first road bike in Saline, Michigan the previous weekend … Read More

Beth Skau

My name is Beth Skau and I will be one of the riders this July on the 300 mile ride for Less Cancer. I am newer to the sport as I have only been … Read More

Tom Petzold

My name is Tom Petzold. I discovered riding as a teenager in northern Michigan. The mystery and intrigue of the sport had a lot to do with the interest I developed in it. My … Read More