Once the season starts, Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff, an avid cyclist, has limited opportunities to get out and ride.
He has a stationary bike in his office, but that gets boring around Week 7 or 8 of the season.
So, as sort of his last ride before training camp kicks off next Thursday when the players report, Dimitroff will take off on an 100-mile ride for a good cause on Sunday.
He will take part in an event called “Pedal with a Purpose” to benefit Georgia Cancer Foundation (GCF), that will start and end at Milton High School.
Pedal with a Purpose offers four options for a wide range of cyclists, a six mile family ride, 30-mile ride, 62-mile ride and a 100-mile Dimitroff ride.
GCF provides education, early detection and support for Georgians affected by all types of cancer. There are over 36,000 people in Georgia that are diagnosed with cancer each year and there is an estimated cost of $4.6 billion to treat cancer patients yearly in Georgia.
GCF believes that everyone deserves to be provided with treatment regardless of an inability to access and/or pay for care. All funds raised will go toward providing life-saving screenings for those who are uninsured, unemployed and generally medically underserved living in our community.