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Bloomington Man Cycling In Fifth Annual Hours Of Booty Charity Event
Updated May 20, 2016 6:52 AM | Filed under: Event
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - A Bloomington man is cycling in the Fifth Annual Hours of Booty in Indianapolis.

Carl Field has been an avid cyclist for more than 30 years. He's also a member of an online cycling forum who views the other members less like friends than family. So when one of the forum members lost a child to leukemia at a young age, Field and his forum mates channeled their grief into cycling and began riding to raise funds for cancer research.

Field is a founding member of "Team Collin," named for the young cancer victim, and has ridden in a 24 Hours of Booty event every year since 2010

Field, a cancer survivor himself, and other members of the online forum will field a team in the 24 Hours of Booty fundraiser on June 24-25.

The annual non-competitive cycling event for people of all ages and abilities will take place at Butler University from Friday, June 24 at 7 p.m. to Saturday, June 25 at 7 p.m.

Funds raised from the event will benefit IU Simon Cancer Center and LIVESTRONG Foundation. The event is anticipated to raise more than $200,000 for cancer survivorship and navigation programs.

"We look forward to another great year ahead and appreciate all the support from our riders, volunteers, sponsors and the local community," said Peter Davis, executive director of 24 Hours of Booty. "Together, we are continuing to make an impact in supporting top-notch cancer survivorship and navigation programs locally and nationally."

The route, a closed and police-secured 3.5-mile loop, rolls through the charming neighborhoods surrounding Butler University. Riders can ride "The Booty Loop" as much or as little as they want during the 24-hour period.

At the heart of the action is "Bootyville," the event's headquarters where riders can camp, socialize and enjoy music as they recharge from riding. Along with three catered meals, riders also receive access to snacks, energy bars, water and sports drinks.

"Bootyville" is also the site of the exposition area where corporate sponsors offer a range of services including 24-hour bike support, raffles for special items and information about their services.

To participate in the Indianapolis event, each rider is required to pay a $45 registration fee and raise a minimum of $200 prior to the group ride. Participants can register as an individual or as part of a team. Registration is now open at http://24hoursofbooty.org/register.

Those who raise $10,000 or more will receive a 24 Hours of Booty branded orange jersey.

New this year is a Child Rider Type for children 8 to 11 years old. Registration is $25 and the fundraising minimum is $100. The Kids Fundraising Award winners for children ages 8 to 17 will be announced on Saturday, June 25th at the lunch program.

In the event's 15-year history, more than 15,000 riders have raised more than $15 million in select cities. In addition to Indianapolis, 24 Hours of Booty holds cycling events in Charlotte, N.C. and Columbia, Md. and brings in participants from around the country.

About 24 Hours of Booty

24 Hours of Booty is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit charity located in Charlotte, NC that provides extraordinary 24-hour cycling events that are safe, fun and open to all levels of cycling ability. Its purpose is to increase public awareness, funds and support for organizations dedicated to cancer navigation and survivorship, including: IU Simon Cancer Center and the LIVESTRONG Foundation. Its mission is to inspire communities to be active in the fight against cancer. Currently, 24 Hours of Booty hosts events in Charlotte, N.C., Columbia, Md., and Indianapolis, IN and attracts participants from around the country. For more information, call 704-365-4417 or visit http://www.24hoursofbooty.org.

Get updates and the inside scoop about 24 Hours of Booty on Twitter at @24hoursofbooty, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/24HOB and on Instagram at https://instagram.com/24hoursofbooty/.



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