June 22nd: Ride with Kikkan Randall!

World Champion skier and cancer survivor Kikkan Randall is coming to Grand Rapids for MSU Gran Fondo 7!

At the Pyeongchang Olympics in 2018, Kikkan made history winning gold in cross-country skiing. Just three months later, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Despite a grueling treatment of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, Kikkan remained very active – running, cycling, weight lifting, hiking and more. She finished treatment earlier this year.

Kikkan is the president of Fast and Female USA and brand ambassador for L.L. Bean and AKTIV Against Cancer.

Meet the World Champion athlete who fought for the gold, then fought for her life.

Photo by Lukas Campbell

Kikkan is joined by another special guest at MSU Gran Fondo 7. Five-time Tour de France veteran and NBC Sports cycling commentator Christian Vande Velde will also ride MSU Gran Fondo 7.  

Autographs at the MSU Gran Fondo Expo
June 21, Afternoon (time to be announced) at 20 Monroe Live

High-Carb Dinner with special guests Kikkan Randall & Christian Vande Velde
June 21, 7-9 PM at 20 Monroe Live
Dinner is invitation only for participants who reach the $250 fundraising level

Ride with Kikkan at MSU Gran Fondo 7
June 22: Sign up HERE

Photo courtesy of LLBean

What is the MSU Gran Fondo?

Join us for the ride against skin cancer!

In its seventh year, the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Gran Fondo is setting the pace to make an even bigger impact in the fight against skin cancer. This nationally recognized event attracts cyclists nationwide to ride its scenic West Michigan courses.

More than $1 million has been raised to Michigan State University College of Human Medicine’s skin cancer awareness, prevention and research and fund groundbreaking discoveries. The ride gives hope to the 70,000 Americans expected to be diagnosed with skin cancer each year.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet this incredibly inspirational skier!

[Reposted from MSU Gran Fondo website]