The Freedom from Cancer Ride is set for Saturday in Independence. Funds raised will go to the Lance Armstrong Foundation, which helps those who have and have had cancer. It was founded by famed champion cyclist Lance Armstrong, himself a cancer survivor who has popularize the yellow “Livestrong” wristbands.

Live strong – and ride.

The Freedom from Cancer Ride is set for Saturday in Independence. Funds raised will go to the Lance Armstrong Foundation, which helps those who have and have had cancer. It was founded by famed champion cyclist Lance Armstrong, himself a cancer survivor who has popularize the yellow “Livestrong” wristbands.

The event starts at 7:30 a.m. at Little Blue Parkway and Jackson Drive, just north of Interstate 70. There are several options for different ages and abilities:

A family ride on Little Blue Trace Trail is from 1 to 22 miles.

There also are 20-, 40-, 50-, 75- and 100-mile road options through rural Eastern Jackson County. There are stocked rest stops and support vehicles.

The cost to register in advance is $25, and onsite registration is $35. Register at www.unitedweridekc.org or register the day of the event.

One of the largest Bike MS cycling teams in the area, United We Ride, is joining in the events, as are the Kansas City Chiefs Ambassadors. United We Ride has raised $1.2 million for multiple sclerosis in the past 10 years.

Other highlights of the day:

The former Chiefs – Tim Cofield, Louie Aguiar and Mike Maslowski – will ride the longer routes.

Rob Richardson of Country Music Television’s “Trick My Truck” will show the “Stealth” truck at the race.

Kelly Goodburn, Kevin Lockett and other Chiefs Ambassadors will help at rest stops and at the after-party at Buffalo Wild Wings, where riders can collect autographs and watch the start of the Tour de France.