Posted: Oct 20, 2012 6:46 PM by Kathrene Herndon, KSBY News
Updated: Oct 21, 2012 1:02 AM
Bicyclists from around the world were supporting two local non-profits as they made their way up and down the Central Coast on Saturday.
Organizers say around 450 riders gathered at San Luis Obispo's Mission Plaza Saturday morning for this year's SLO GranFondo.
The event welcomed riders of all abilities to enjoy various courses, which ranged from 25 to 100-miles.
The shortest course went to Morro Bay and the longest went to Piedras Blancas.
Chris Aho, who is on the executive committee of SLO GranFondo, says, "The course that we've laid out is probably the best that we've ever had. We've had the best cooperation from all the different cities that we ride through all the way up to San Simeon and back."
He says that about 250 of the riders did the 75 and 100-mile rides, and riders from Canada and Belgium also took part.
Proceeds from the ride will benefit Alpha Pregnancy and Parenting Support and the Hearst Cancer Resource Center at French Hospital Medical Center.
Both organizations support local individuals living with cancer.
The ride also ended at Mission Plaza in San Luis Obispo.
This is the fourth year for the event.
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