Y Cycle raises money for kids in need

Published On: Jun 29 2013 05:31:12 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 29 2013 07:23:52 PM CDT

It's a full weekend of bicycle races with a focus on more than just taking home the gold.

The YMCA's Y Cycle Weekend is bringing out about 140 competitors for a number of races.

Saturday was the Brice Prairie Time Trial.

Athletes take off on a 26-mile course, racing against the clock.

All the proceeds of the event go toward the Y's Strong Kids Campaign and conservation efforts in the Brice Prairie area.

Organizers said it's a great way to help people appreciate the beauty in our community.

"We want our community members to get involved," said Gretchen Johnson, race director. "This is a great space that I don't think a lot of our community members know about, and so just keeping this place clean and keeping it healthy and making sure people are aware of what this place has to offer (is important)."

The racing will continue Sunday with a competitive and noncompetitive 30-mile race.