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West Virginia's American Lung Association is registering participants for the 26th annual Greenbrier River Bike Trek, the association recently announced.

This 100-mile bike trek through Greenbrier River State Park is slated May 16-19.

Trekkers will ride off of Snowshoe Mountain and spend the next three days peddling through Pocahontas and Greenbrier counties, ending at the Greenbrier Youth Camp in Anthony.

Food, refreshments, accommodations, gear truck, sag wagon and entertainment are included in the bike trek package.

The trek is supported with mechanics, guides, medical personnel and a communications network

"The trek is designed for beginners as well as experienced mountain bikers," Chantal Fields, vice president American Lung Association of West Virginia said in the news release. 

"It is a great way for families to spend a weekend together and support a great cause," she added.

Companies are encouraged to enter teams of four or more riders in the corporate team division. Trophies and prizes are awarded to top individual and team fundraisers. All proceeds from the trek will benefit the association's fight against lung disease in the mountain state.

There is a $50 non-refundable registration fee and trekkers are required to raise $450 each in pledges.

Those who raise more than $1,000 become a member of the Winner's Circle and receive special prizes.

All funds raised will be used to fight asthma, COPD, emphysema and lung cancer through education, community service, advocacy and research.

The deadline for Registration is May 1. People who want to register can contact Chaste Barclay at (304) 342-6600 or 1-800-LUNG-USA, or visit www.lunginfo.org/trek.