Al Reszel

Al Reszel started a nine-state, 1,700-mile solo bicycle ride in support of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation on Saturday. He is expected to pass through Meadville around June 19 or 20.

A Minnesota man's fight against breast cancer will take him through Meadville in a couple weeks.

Al Reszel started a 1,700-mile bicycle trip Saturday to raise funds and awareness in support of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. That ride should bring him through Crawford County around June 19 or 20.

Reszel’s ride is in support of the Pink Pedals 4 A Cure/Terry’s Ride organization and the BCRF. Reszel co-founded the organization in 2016 with his wife, Terry, a breast cancer survivor. 

“It's about the struggle, the care, the research and the cure,” Reszel said.

Al Reszel will pedal through nine states, going from St. Paul, Minn., to BCRF headquarters in New York City.

The main goal of Reszel’s solo bicycle ride is to raise awareness and donations for the BCRF. Al and Terry hope to raise a minimum of $7,500 in donations for the BCRF during the 2017 fundraising period.

“Al and I would like everyone to know that while the research is critical to finding a cure, supporting, comforting and caring for those currently battling breast cancer is equally important,” Terry Reszel said. 

This isn’t the first time Al Reszel has attempted a long-range solo bicycle ride in support of his wife and the BCRF. In June 2016, he set off from St. Paul, Minn., traveling 517 miles over six days, ending his solo bicycle ride in Geneva, Ill. The 517-mile ride in 2016 was the inaugural event for the Pink Pedals 4 A Cure/Terry’s Ride organization.

• More information or to donate: Visit pinkpedals4acure.org or give.bcrfcure.org/pinkpedals4acure2017.

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