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

Cancer Outreach Foundation could not accomplish all we do without support from companies like yours. Please find the attached materials for your review and confirm your commitment to the local community through a monetary contribution. Additionally, we encourage our corporate sponsors to create their own rider and volunteer teams for the Ride for Ryan!

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2013 Information

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

300 Green Spring Road
Abingdon, VA 24210

The Ride will begin at 8:30 AM. 5K 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 2013 the Creeper Challenge will now feature a 5K!

  • Abingdon – Watagua 5.8 Miles
  • Abingdon – Alvarado 17 Miles
  • Abingdon – Damascus 31 Miles
  • Abingdon – Whitetop 64.6 Miles
  • 5K Run/Walk


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Contact Information

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