Motorcycle ride to benefit ‘The Cure Starts Now’

A motorcycle ride to benefit childhood cancer awareness is planned Saturday.

Riders will gather beginning at 1 p.m. with kickstands up at 1:30 p.m. at Upland Pump House in downtown Columbus. The ride will wind through Bartholomew and Brown counties and conclude about 6:30 p.m. at the brewpub, where participants can stay to watch the Robert N. Stewart Bridge lit in gold at 8 p.m. Saturday.

The event is being organized by Lynn Whittington, whose son Peyton died in 2013 from an inoperable brain cancer. Since then, Whittington has established Peyton’s Angels Indiana Chapter of The Cure Starts Now Foundation to raise money in her son’s memory to fund research to find a cure for pediatric brain cancer.

One of the stops along the ride with be Peyton’s gravesite, Whittington said, and riders are invited to bring a remembrance such as a flower or toy to the gravesite.

Whittington said there is no registration fee to ride, although T-shirts will be available for $15 and there will be a 50-50 raffle. Rain date is Sunday.

For more information, visit Peyton’s Angels Indiana Chapter of The Cure Starts Now Foundation’s Facebook page or email or call 812-929-1005.