MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Thousands of South Floridians are getting ready to lace up their racing shoes and jump on their bikes to ride in the fight against cancer at the 6th annual Dolphins Cycling Challenge.READ MORE: FIU President Mark Rosenberg Resigns, Cites Wife's Health As Reason
The DCC is a huge tri-county charity cycling event which takes place this weekend at Sunlife Stadium.
One hundred percent of the money raised in the DCC goes to research at the University of Miami’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. These donations support healthy lifestyles, community awareness and cancer research at Sylvester.
The event begins Friday night at the DCC VI Kickoff Party from 5pm to 8pm at SunLife Stadium. Executives, players and alumni will mix and mingle with participants as they gear up for DCC and pick up their credentials.
CBS4 will air a half-hour special from the Kickoff Party Friday starting at 7pm. You can watch it live on CBS4 or online at CBSMiami.com.
Just remember on Saturday, February 20th, all routes lead to SunLife Stadium.
Riders will take part in several routes including the Hurricanes Hundred which is a 100 mile ride, the Miami Ride (35 miles), Boca Ride (46 miles), Perfect Season Ride (72 Miles), 1st & 25 (24 miles), and the Dolphins Ride (13 miles).
There are ramp and lanes closures associated with the ride.
CBS4 is a proud corporate sponsor of the event and also has a team taking part in the ride.READ MORE: Anthony "Big Tony" Moscitello and Anthony "Little Tony" Ferrari Took Plea Deals In Murder Of Miami Subs Founder Gus Boulis
This year, riders will also be treated to the DCC VI Celebration Concert featuring Grammy-Award winners Sheryl Crow and Melissa Etheridge.
Admission to the DCC finish-line concert is included in the registration fee and all fundraising participants will have access to an exclusive area with food and beverages.
There are General Admission tickets for anyone else through Ticketmaster.
The concert is Saturday from 2-4pm in the Sun Life Stadium parking lot.
More than $11.55 million has been raised since the 2010 inaugural ride.
There are nearly 3,200 riders registered for this year’s ride who have already raised nearly $3 million.
If you’d like to sign up for the DCC or just donate, click here.MORE NEWS: Florida Posts 4.4 Percent Unemployment Rate
The Dolphins launched the cycling challenge in 2010 to honor Jim “Mad Dog” Mandich as he was battling bile duct cancer.