Annual bike ride raises money for local breast cancer organizations

This year's Texas Mamma Jamma Ride on Oct. 26 aims to raise $500,000 for local organizations that support individuals with breast cancer and their families.

Resources provided by these organizations range from financial help for women who cannot afford diagnostics or treatments to special classes for breast cancer survivors that teach them how to cook and exercise, ride Executive Director Hope Geer said.

"All services are for those who are struggling and need help right now," said Geer.

So far, the event has gathered a total just under $1.8 million over the past four rides. This year's event is the fifth annual ride and is hosted at Reunion Ranch.

The ride can range from 13 to 100 miles. All registered riders are asked to raise an individual goal off $500 to help raise awareness for the ride.

Training clinics for the ride are free and alternate between Saturday and Sunday every week. Clinics are ran by cycling experts and have ranging difficulties and lengths for different riders.

For more information about the Texas Mamma Jamma Ride, visit the Ride's website.