Bicyclists hit the road for 'Bike Michiana for Hospice'

South Bend, Ind. Bicyclists took over Michiana streets Sunday, all to raise funds and awareness for the Center for Hospice.

The ride started at St. Patrick's Park with participants choosing routes ranging from the laid back family ride to a 125-mile excursion.

They were very excited to cross the finish line back at the park and enjoy some food at the post-ride party.

"Bike Michiana for Hospice" is now in its fifth year and organizers say it's the cause that keeps people coming back for more.

“No one that is eligible for hospice care is ever turned away regardless of ability to pay,” explained Cindy Searfoss with the Hospice Foundation. “Anyone who has had a family member in our care understands how much quality of living we can bring even in end of days. They want to make sure others in the community have access to this as well.”

Many riders also wore bibs with names of family members who passed away after receiving end of life care at the Center for Hospice.

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