Cyclists wanted to ride Tour de Rock in support of vice chancellor’s brother

University of Arkansas at Little Rock employees and students ride the 2018 Tour de Rock to raise money for CARTI in honor of Steve McClellan's brother, Bruce.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Cycling Club is looking for 10 students, faculty, and staff members to ride the Tour de Rock on Saturday, June 1. 

For the second year in a row, Steve McClellan, vice chancellor for finance and administration, will sponsor a team of people to ride the Tour de Rock in honor of his brother, Bruce McClellan, who is battling lung cancer.

“My brother found out that he had a pretty serious situation going on with cancer,” McClellan said. “There is not much I can do other than support him. Sometimes, you want to do whatever you can to let the person know that you are there.”

CARTI’s 16th annual Tour de Rock is a cycling fundraiser that supports CARTI’s continued fight against cancer by providing the most advanced forms of treatment available while also meeting the needs of patients and their families.

“One of the most touching things about the event is that you get to write the name of a person who is fighting cancer on your shirt,” said Martial Trigeaud, business consultant with the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center and faculty advisor of the UA Little Rock Cycling Club. “This year, we will write the name of Steve’s brother, Bruce. Many people also write the name of another friend or relative, someone they love, who has faced cancer.”

Last year, the UA Little Rock team rode nearly 500 miles in honor of Bruce McClellan.

Cyclists can ride one of four routes of 25, 50, 62, or 100 miles. The route begins and ends on Riverfront Drive and Brother Paul Drive in North Little Rock. A party with music, exhibitors, and food will follow the race at Heifer International Pavilion.

Anyone who would like to ride should contact Trigeaud at 501-683-7721 or mxtrigeaud@ualr.edu.

In the upper right image, UA Little Rock employees and students ride the 2018 Tour de Rock to raise money for CARTI in honor of Steve McClellan’s brother, Bruce, who is battling lung cancer. 

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