Bike ride to honor the late Dexter Davis

Published 4:55 pm Friday, September 8, 2023

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AHOSKIE – The inaugural Dexter Davis Bike Ride is a fundraising event to honor the late Ahoskie native as well to benefit research, education, and patient support programs in the fight against colon cancer.

The event is slated for an 8 a.m. start on Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Ahoskie Creek Amphitheater.

The registration fee is $35 and bikers can choose among four routes to ride (3.5 miles, 25km, 50km, 100km). T-shirts will be given to all that register.

Food will be provided by The Maine Dish.

The Roanoke-Chowan Community Health Center’s Mobile Clinic will be on the site offering wellness check-ups.

Davis, who excelled academically and athletically in high school, passed away last year from colon cancer at his home in Wake Forest.

“I am inspired by the memory of my dear friend Dexter Davis, who bravely battled colon cancer but unfortunately lost his life to this terrible disease. In his honor, we established this ride to honor his memory and to help others in their fight against colon cancer,” said Clyde Everette who is organizing the Sept. 16 event.

Colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Despite these staggering statistics, early detection and prevention through screenings can significantly increase survival rates.

In addition to participating in the bike ride, Everette said there are other ways to support the event, to include various levels of business or personal sponsorship, in-kind donations (goods, services, or gift certificates, which will be used in fundraising efforts), and/or monetary donations.

For more information, contact Everette at 252-209-7583 or