Bike to Beat Cancer 2019

2016 Team Just Cycle
2016 Team Just Cycle

Team Just Cycle


Welcome to our team page!

We're participating in the Bike to Beat Cancer, a cycling event to benefit Norton Cancer Institute. We want to make a difference for the thousands of people in our community touched by cancer. The funds we raise will stay right here, helping with prevention, early detection and treatment for this disease.

Many of us have been touched by cancer, either personally or through a friend or family member.

Please support our efforts to build hope and beat cancer! Thank you in advance for your help.

To join our team or make a donation to any of my teammates, send me an e-mail and I'll get you set up.

Julia King (


Why we ride:


My name is Julia King. I am a first grade teacher at Second Street School in Frankfort, KY. I am not the most athletic person by any stretch of the imagination, but I am able to ride a bike. Though I am slow, I can ride and I can ride some pretty long distances.

The Bike to Beat Cancer 2017 will be my 9th bike ride benefiting the Norton Cancer Institute. This will be my 6th century bike ride- 100 miles in one day. When you think about it, it's pretty easy when you consider what a cancer patient goes through on a daily basis.

Why I'm Riding: I am riding in memory and support of people friends and family members who have lost their battle with cancer or who have fought the fight and won. I am also riding for those who will receive a cancer diagnosis in the coming months and years.

I ride in memory of the following people:

My dad, Jimmy Ray King- Esophageal Cancer
My friend and fellow teacher, Jeannie Lane- Bladder Cancer (
My aunt, Carole Richardson- Pancreatic Cancer

I ride in honor of the following people who have fought cancer and won:

My aunt, Peggy White- Colon Cancer
My aunt, Rhoda Guenthner- Uterine Cancer
My cousing, Debbie Counts- Breast Cancer
My friend, Michelle Roberts- Breast Cancer
My friend, Kim Richardson- Colon Cancer
My friend,Melanie Weidemann-Breast Cancer
Kaylee Willard- Osteosarcoma


I ride because I am able and blessed. I ride because my dad lost his dad to bone cancer when my dad was 16 years old. I ride because a close family friend left behind two beautiful, amazing daughters and an incredible husband and father.  I ride because of an amazing woman who found out she had cancer and immediately stated she would fight and she would win. I ride for the friends and family who are experiencing a family member or friend who is fighting cancer or has lost the fight. I ride because one day it could be me and I hope that through the work of many brilliant people that there will be a cure.  I ride because I hope in some small way I can help make a difference.


Why do I ride?
If you asked me that last year I would have said, “I ride for my mother who is a breast cancer survivor, my grandmother who lost her battle with breast cancer, my aunt and godmother who lost her battle with cancer and for the friends and co-workers who have battled this dreaded disease.”   Now I will tell you, “I ride for those already stated and I ride for me.  I was diagnosed with breast cancer November 10, 2011.  Fortunately mine was caught early and I fully believe that early detection and treatment is currently the key, but I want more.  I want to see cures and eradication of this disease.  I ride because I can, and because I want to make a difference.”   
April Frye:

 I'm participating in the Bike to Beat Cancer, a cycling event to benefit Norton Cancer Institute. I want to make a difference for the thousands of people in my community touched by cancer. The funds I raise will stay right here, helping with prevention, early detection and treatment for this disease.

Please support my efforts to build hope and beat cancer! Thank you in advance for your help.



Rosie Miklavcic :
I have decided again to commit to the Bike to Beat Cancer 2017 on Sept. 9th. This will be my 8th year in participating on our "Team Just Cycle". I am dedicating my ride to three people: Bob Miklavcic, Mary Anne Fahy Copeland, and Patty Groves Allison. My brother-in-law, Bob Miklavcic was diagnosed in Feb 2016 with Stage IV pancreatic cancer. He was 64 and still working at the time. Sadly, Bob died in May, 3 months after his diagnosis. He was a gentle, good-hearted man who worked his whole life as a mechanic and a farmer. Patty Groves Allison was one of my daughter’s best friends from childhood. Patty was an amazing wife and mother to her husband Joe, her son Ethan and stepchildren Tabitha and Dustin. Patty fought with great strength her battle with colon cancer before ultimately succumbing to the disease in March of 2014 at age 39. Mary Anne, my best friend from high school died in 2009 at age 56 from melanoma. Mary Anne was a first grade teacher who loved her children and worked hard to give them a good start. Her children loved her back. She was a kind and gentle person who fought a long hard battle with cancer. Please help support the Norton Cancer Institute, Louisville KY and their research into finding a cure for cancer. All of the money donated goes directly to patient care services and research. Sponsors cover the cost of putting on the ride. Approximately Any donation no matter how small will make a difference and be greatly appreciated. My goal is $1000. 


When my wife, Shannan, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in December 2012, we were referred to an oncologist at the Norton Cancer Institute. I had been contemplating riding in the Bike to Beat Cancer prior to Shannan's diagnosis. But, when the news came and Shannan started receiving what was truly excellent care at Norton, there was really no decision to be made. It's something I had to do.

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