An Annual Bike Ride To Assist Local

Cancer Patients and Their Families

What Is The Creeper Challenge?

On June 07, 2012 Ryan Dixon, 26 passed away after a heart breaking battle with cancer. Ryan was a great friend to everyone he knew and a person that truly enjoyed life. Playing his guitar,fishing with his buddies, or riding on the Creeper Trail were just a few of the ways Ryan spent his spare time. The Ryan Dixon Memorial bike ride is a simple way we hope to honor Ryan each year by doing something he enjoyed!

About the Cancer Outreach Foundation

The Cancer Outreach Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for cancer patients and their families. The Foundation’s innovative programs benefit local residents in Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee.

Our Mission is:

To provide financial assistance with cancer patients’ essential living expenses and transportation;
To provide help in covering medication costs;
To provide assistance for children who have cancer and/or a parent with cancer;
To provide available options for uninsured cancer patients; and to provide emotional support and counseling for patients and family members

Get Involved – Start a Team

All of the money raised at the Creeper Challenge goes to assist local cancer patients.  This year we want to give you the opportunity to become more involved.  We believe Hope Starts Here!  Hope starts at home and that’s why we raise our money locally and support local patients.  Hope can also start with YOU!  This year please consider starting a Creeper Challenge team.  It just takes a few people to get started and can be a lot of fun!  If you are interested in creating a team follow the team link below instead of the registration link!

Create a Team

Register Now

2014 Information

The event begins at the Abingdon trail head of the Creeper Trail.

300 Green Spring Road
Abingdon, VA 24210

The 5K will begin at 8:00 AM. Bike Ride begins at 9:00 AM. Please come early to complete final registration. Bring your ticket if you pre-registered online.

4 Different bike courses are available so pick the one that best suits your skill level! All rides are round trip so be sure to save the energy to get back! New for 2014 you have the option of running in the 5K before your bike ride!

  • Abingdon – Watagua 5.8 Miles
  • Abingdon – Alvarado 17 Miles
  • Abingdon – Damascus 31 Miles
  • Abingdon – Whitetop 64.6 Miles
  • 5K Run/Walk
  • 5K & Your Choice of Bike Ride


Contact Information

For more information, please contact the Cancer Outreach Foundation at 276-623-0004 or email Jeannie at .