The 8th annual Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer was another huge success.

1402 riders rode an arduous 200km to raise money for the Alberta Cancer Foundation.

The riders raised 6.35 million; and Cochrane's Jenna Archer was part of the group.

Archer is a thyroid cancer survivor and this was her first year riding. Riding as part of a 42 member team, Archer says crossing the finish line had quite the impact.

"Crossing the finish line as a team, we met up at the final checkpoint and rode 42 riders strong all the way to Calgary and then regrouped and crossed the finish line together as a team with fans, family members, and friends who supported us throughout all the training, fundraising, and ride itself."

Archer's team WBN Cycling raised just over $168,000, and fundraising totals are still coming in.

"We are hoping to still reach our goal or at least reach $175,000."

WBN Cycling was one of the highest fundraising teams in Alberta, shares Archer.

"We are one of the top fundraising community teams, for a bunch of friends who like to get together and ride bikes, I think we did pretty amazing."

Archer says we will see her out again in 2017, and the team is hoping to be 50 cyclists strong.

"It was amazing to help raise and contribute to the 6.35 million that the Ride to Conquer Cancer for Alberta raised."

In 8 years, the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer has raised over 60 million for the Alberta Cancer Foundation.

 You can read more on Archer's journey below.


Local Rider Prepares to Conquer Cancer