Between the sun and the fall foliage, Sunday is a beautiful day for a bike ride or walk.
Participants in the 8th annual Comcast NBC Connecticut Jim Calhoun Cancer Challenge Ride and Walk will get to do that at Winding Trails in Farmington while raising money for a good cause.
The event raises tens of thousands of dollars every year for cancer research and draws thousands of riders, runners and walkers. Proceeds will benefit the Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center at the UConn Health Center and the American Cancer Society's Coaches vs. Cancer program, founded in 1993.
This year, a mountain biking trail ride has been added to the schedule.
There will also be non-competitive rides of 10, 25, 50 and 75 for people ages 14 and older and a 5K run/walk for all ages.
The day will be filled with family fun activities and music. Flaggstead Smokehouse on Route 4 in Farmington will be serving some of their renowned barbecue.
NBC Connecticut sports broadcaster Kevin Nathan is emceeing the event.
The rides start at 8 a.m. and the public is invited to attend.