Tweed Ride to Benefit Jason Roberts
This year’s Tweed Ride will be more than a just a good time. It will also be a good cause.
Bike Friendly Oak Cliff is dedicating the Feb. 9 event to co-founder Jason Roberts, who has been battling testicular cancer since June. Organizers hope to raise money to help Roberts cover his medical bills.
“The Tweed Ride, like all of our rides, is free,” BFOC’s Jonathan Braddick said. “However, we’ll have beer glasses for sale, with free beer inside the glass, and photo opportunities at the end of the ride at Dallas Heritage Village.”
Roberts’ insurance covers 80 percent of the costs of his treatment, which has included four weeklong hospital stays.
“But 20 percent is pretty hefty at the end of the day,” he said Tuesday during his latest hospital visit. “It adds up pretty fast.”
Fortunately, Roberts’ oncologist told him two weeks ago that he is cancer free. His latest treatment is to drain excess fluids, which were a side effect of major abdominal surgery to remove a tumor.