I received an email about my recent post on cycling Thrill Hill Road in Eustis. I was reminded that the short, intense hill is part of the Camp Boggy Creek Challenge Ride on Sept. 7.

Camp Boggy Creek, founded by the late actor Paul Newman, provides a camp to help seriously ill children and their families. The Challenge Ride is a fund-raiser that the organization hopes will raise more than $200,000.

As I mentioned in my post about the Ronald McDonald House Ride-4-Ronald, there isn't much better than combining riding and raising money.

The Camp Boggy Creek Challenge Ride provides 40- and 60-mile routes that begin and end at its facility on Brantley Branch Road off State Road 44 east of Eustis. (We Lake Countians probably call is Cassia.)

A camp official says the ride will include Thrill Hill. There also is a 15-mile off-road course in the Seminole State Forest near the camp.

This is the event's third year. You can find more information about the event, sign up, or donate at the Camp Boggy Creek Challenge Ride Web site.