Associated Press - March 22, 2009 1:45 AM ET
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The organizer of an Ohio bike tour that will raise money for cancer research says Lance Armstrong will participate in a 100-mile ride scheduled a month after the completion of the Tour de France.
Pelotonia Tour executive director Tom Lennox says Armstrong will serve as the Aug. 29 event's honorary chairman and will ride alongside other cyclists from Columbus to the Ohio University campus in Athens.
Armstrong was in Columbus last July for his foundation's cancer-awareness summit at Ohio State University. The 7-time Tour de France winner is currently staging a professional cycling comeback after more than three years of retirement.
Pelotonia organizers hope to raise $40 million for Ohio State cancer research in the event's first five years.
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