Why I ride

These LOWVELO riders share what inspired them to join the cause.

Everyone has been affected by cancer in some way, whether they’ve been diagnosed with it or they know someone who has. In addition, I love an excuse to ride in the Lowcountry. It’s such a beautiful area, and I appreciate any reason to support a ride in my home state.

George Hincapie | Three-time U.S. National Road Race champion | Jerry Zucker 100-mile route

George Hincapie

Of course, there’s a story that everyone has someone within a degree or two degrees from cancer… I feel like I’ve been privileged to meet a lot of people. And unfortunately, with that, I’ve also lost a lot of people, so I think that this is good way to keep that in perspective.

Femi Oyediran | Co-owner of Graft Wine Shop | Sunbelt Rentals 25-mile route

Femi Oyediran

My father and my mother-in-law both died of lung cancer, hence why I’m excited about doing this.

Philip D. Hall, Pharm.D. | MUSC College of Pharmacy dean, professor | Boeing 50-mile route

Philip Hall

It’s much more than a bike ride. It’s really all about reducing the burden of cancer in our state. I’m very excited about riding in LOWVELO from a personal perspective - I’m a breast cancer survivor. And having lost many friends to cancer, I am riding in their memory.

Marvella Elizabeth Ford, Ph.D. | Breast cancer survivor, MUSC professor, Hollings Cancer Center researcher | Sunbelt Rentals 25-mile route

Dr. Marvella Ford