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24 Baltimore: Bikers ride through the night to raise cancer awareness

24 Baltimore: Bikers ride through the night to raise cancer awareness

As Bob Falkenberg crossed the finish line, he thrust both his hands in the air. He was finally done after 24 hours of pedaling around the Johns Hopkins University campus.

To Falkenberg, biking 203 miles on no sleep was nothing compared to his fight with cancer in 2009. He carried memories of his time in treatment during 24 Baltimore, an annual cycling and walking event to raise money for cancer patients.

“This race is about honoring the people fighting cancer now,” said Falkenberg, a 61-year-old leukemia survivor from Fort Collins, Co.

Not all of the more than 300 event participants chose to ride through the night. But all contributed to the final fundraising tally: More...

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