More than 400 cyclists pedal through the Texas Mamma Jamma Ride

(KXAN Photo)
(KXAN Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The 8th Annual Texas Mamma Jamma Ride kicked off early Saturday morning, drawing more than 400 cyclists.

The ride is between 15-100 miles and supports the fight against breast cancer, having raised more than $2.6 million since it began in 2009.

“We come together every year to raise much-needed funds to ease the financial and emotional burdens of those battling breast cancer whose courage and determination make the ride seem easy,” Marion Martin, Mamma Jamma Executive Director said.

Riders of all skill levels participated, donning their bikes, helmets and water bottles, with a $300,000 fundraising goal set.

This year’s proceeds went toward nine local organizations, including Komen Austin and Seton Breast Center.

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