CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Cyclists are ready and committed to a 14th year of riding the "Booty Loop" in the Myers Park neighborhood to raise money to fight cancer.
24 Hours of Booty begins at 7pm on Friday, July 24th. The 24 hour cycling fundraiser raises money for local and national cancer charities.
This year a regular participant and member of a top fund raising team will ride the loop for the first time with his son.
George Rudisill is a member of Team Reeb. You can spot him on the course because he's the guy wearing a pink tutu.
"A couple of years ago I said I would wear it if I raised $10,000 and I did. So I wore it and now even though I didn't raise as much money this year I'll still wear it," Rudisill said.
In all 1,200 riders will be on the course at various times between Friday night and the end Saturday evening. They'll be cheered on by spectators and those who live in the neighborhood they ride through.
8 year old Tripp Rudisill says he's going to ride with his dad on Saturday morning. He said he expects to ride fast and he's not sure his dad can keep up.
"It will be exciting this year to have him riding with me. Normally on Saturday he comes to the loop with his cowbell and cheers me on and we have a picnic lunch but this year we'll ride 20 miles together," George said.
Since 2011 Team Reeb has raised $300,000 and this year alone they stand at $105,000. It make them one of the top fund raising teams in Charlotte's 24 Hours of Booty.