The Turquoise Trail Harley Owners’ Group will end its “Pink Your Ride – Motorcyclists Increasing Awareness (MIA)” at the University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 1 p.m.           

The ride was created in 2012 by two sisters, who belonged to the HOG Chapter in Pennsylvania, as a way to honor their sister Mia after she lost her battle with breast cancer.           

The sisters invited other HOG chapters from around the country to ride on the same day and encourage others to join the ride in New Mexico to raise awareness. More than 100 motorcyclists will participate in the ride starting from the Thunderbird Harley Davidson on Alameda and ending at UNM CCC.           

The Turquoise Trail Chapter joined with the Pennsylvania Chapter ride because of the widespread impact breast cancer has in New Mexico and in the United States.

UNM CCC is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in a 400-mile radius and is one of the premier cancer centers nationwide. With 128 board-certified oncology physicians, it is New Mexico’s largest cancer care team, treating 60 percent of adults and virtually all children diagnosed with cancer in the state.