Registration is open for le Tour de Femme, an annual women-only cycling event that helps raise awareness and money for cancer research.
This year's event, which is open to riders at all skill levels, is Oct. 13 and will start and end at Cycling Spoken Here in Cary. Cycling routes range from 15 to 62 miles.
The nonprofit group, Grab My Wheel, started le Tour de Femme in 2006 with about 70 riders. Last year, there were more than 300 participants. Since 2006, the local event has raised more than $250,000 for the Livestrong Foundation and the Rex Hospital Angel Fund.
It costs $30 per rider to register before Oct. 11 and $35 after that date. The money covers rest stops, T-shirts, goodie bags, signage and promotion of the tour. Note: In order to assure that you get a T-shirt, you must register by Sept. 20.
WRAL is a sponsor of le Tour de Femme and meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner is its honorary ride leader.
Joining the race? Find out more about Wednesday night training rides on the le Tour de Femme website.