Scott Hamilton to stop at the Clinton Visitor Center
Figure skating icon Scott Hamilton will sit atop a bike and cycle 444 miles in the Erase the Trace, a five-day ride along the Natchez Trace Parkway.
The fundraiser that goes through Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee is designed to raise $1.25 million in funding for a breakthrough glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) cancer research grant to treat the most aggressive form of brain cancer.
Inspired by the story of Scott Williams, who is a GBM patient and reached out to the 1984 Olympic champion's Scott Hamilton & Friends organization a year ago for help in fundraising. Not only did Hamilton put together a skating show to help in 2021, but he also rode the final portion of the initial Erase the Trace. Now, Hamilton will join Williams for the entire ride from May 2 to May 7.
Erase the Trace references both the Natchez Trace itself and Williams’ battle with glioblastoma. Each mile in 2021 was ridden in honor or memory of a specific person. A cancer survivor himself, Hamilton never have completed a bike ride of this length or magnitude. He hopes to also attract friends, whether celebrities or not, to ride with him. Or to support the cause in any manner.
Hamilton will be entering Clinton, Mississippi from the Natchez Trace Parkway on Tuesday, May 3 around 1:30 PM. The bikers will leave the Clinton Visitor Center on Wednesday, May 4 at 8 AM.
The community is welcome to come as the bikers enter the Clinton Visitor Center on Tuesday, May 3 at 1:30 PM and leave on Wednesday, May 4 at 8 AM.