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Alex's Lemonade to offer Doylestown bike tour Sunday

Event is for cyclists of all ages and abilities to raise money to help children with cancer.

Alex's Lemonade to offer Doylestown bike tour Sunday

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Cyclists of all ages and abilities can ride the 12-, 26- or 50-mile courses.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to finding cures for all children with cancer, will host a Lemon Ride Bicycle Tour in Doylestown on Sunday for cyclists of all ages and abilities.

The event will offer 12-, 26- and 50-mile courses, starting and finishing at Central Bucks High School West, at 375 W. Court St. There also will be children’s activities, vendors with the latest cycling products, giveaways and a raffle for a Fuji bike.

Registration is $65 for cyclists 12 years and older, and $35 for those under 12. Lunch, snacks and a limited edition T-shirt will be provided. Rest stops and support for cyclists and their bikes will be provided throughout the ride.

“With the success of our annual Lemon Run 5K, and our Team Lemon athletic program, we felt it was only a matter of time before we delved into cycling events,” said Jay Scott, Alex’s dad and co-executive director of the foundation, in a written statement. “We are thrilled to host the first annual Lemon Ride this summer to further the opportunities for athletes to join the battle against childhood cancer.”

The event will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The bike tour will not be treated as a race, but as a ride through the area to raise funds for children with cancer. Participants are encouraged to form teams and raise money before the event, and prizes will be awarded to the top fundraisers.

In addition to the Lemon Ride and the annual Lemon Run 5K (scheduled for Nov. 11 in Philadelphia), the foundation’s Team Lemon enables athletes of all calibers to run, bike or swim to reach their personal goals while helping kids with cancer.

For more information about the Lemon Ride, go to AlexsLemonade.org/LemonRide.

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Chris Palmer covers Bucks County for the Philadelphia Inquirer. His previous work has appeared in the New York Times and on several Times blogs, including City Room, the Local East Village and SchoolBook (which has since been taken over by WNYC). Contact him at cpalmer@phillynews.com, 610 313 8212 or on Twitter, @cs_palmer.

Ben Finley covers Bucks County for The Philadelphia Inquirer. He previously worked for The Associated Press, FactCheck.org and the Bucks County Courier Times, where he won more than a dozen journalism awards from organizations including the Education Writers Association, the Society for Features Journalism and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He grew up in Columbus, Ohio and graduated with honors from The Ohio State University with a degree in journalism. Contact him at bfinley@phillynews.com, 610-313-8118 or on Twitter, @Ben_Finley.

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