WOW cyclists take a break at Route 66 Antares Visitor Center and Art Gallery Thursday morning. MCR/Aaron Ricca
MOHAVE COUNTY – About 15 cyclists riding for a cause made their way down Route 66 through Kingman and Mohave County Thursday.
The W.A.R. on Wheels (WOW) cycle team took a break at the Route 66 Antares Visitor Center north of Kingman before heading on to Peach Springs and Flagstaff. The group of riders from all corners of the country (and world) are riding to raise money to fight pediatric cancer.
Cal’s Angels, a St. Charles-based 501C3 pediatric cancer foundation, is close to the hearts of all the riders. Cal’s Angels was founded in 2007 after Cal Sutter lost his battle with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia. Cal always cared about others before himself and his kindness was the inspiration behind the foundation’s mission.
The WOW team started the ride in Santa Monica, California April 27 and will bike 2,499-miles across the country to raise at least $2,499,000 ($1,000 per mile) to support Cal’s Angels’ mission. From April to June, the WOW team will bike from Santa Monica to Chicago along historic US Route 66.
Every dollar donated will go toward helping Cal’s Angels fight cancer through Wishes, Awareness, and Research (W.A.R) on pediatric cancer.
The group took some time to catch their breath at Antares, grab some snacks and sign the Cadillac that has become a metal postcard for tourists and locals alike.
The WOW team will be at Pay-N-Take in Flagstaff tomorrow night registering people for a leg of the ride that starts May 5.