This file photo released by Oprah Winfrey Network on January 15, 2013, shows Oprah Winfrey (R) interviewing Lance Armstrong.(Photo: George Burns, AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM)-Hundreds of people pedaled up a sweat Saturday inside a Holland church.
The Ultimate Cycle Challenge ended Saturday evening.
Organizers say about 450 people on 42 teams took part in the 24 hour event, which is meant to raise cancer awareness while promoting healthy living. Although turnout declined slightly over last year, they expect to raise between $35,000 and $40,000 for the Livestrong Foundation, which was founded by cyclist Lance Armstrong.
Organizers say his recent doping confession is not slowing them down.
"I think it did maybe take a hit a little bit in the fundraising dollars, but for us you know it's really about getting together and celebrating all those with cancer. And we can separate Lance from Livestrong because we know the passion that the people have at the Livestrong organization, and all the good work they do; We've seen it first hand," explains event co-director Michelle Charameda.
This was the eighth year for the Ultimate Cycle Challenge.