Miami Cycling Challenge

Nearly 300 cyclists came out to participate in the Dolphin Cycling Challenge. This ride wasn't about winning medals or prizes -- it was about cancer awareness.

This was a community initiative between the Miami Dolphins Foundation and the University of Miami. All proceeds will go to the UM Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Dolphins alumnus Jim ``Mad Dog'' Mandich is being treated by UM. He was honored at the ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday by the Dolphins, who named their cycling team, "Team Mad Dog."

Team Mad Dog consisted of Dolphins executives and alumni Mike Dee, Nat Moore and Zach Thomas.

Cyclists biked between 30 and 170 miles across three South Florida counties.

Among the participants were members of the Miami Dolphins Special Teams, a volunteer organization involved in community affairs.

'I came out to support this event because I am a recent cancer survivor,' Sonia Ryan-Brown said. Diagnosed in early 2010, Brown had lumpectomy surgery. 'It is important to raise awareness about other cancer survivors and to spread the word that is important for people need to get tested early.' added Brown.