Simsbury resident David Hovey was one of more than 70 people riding in honor of his son, Davey Hovey, during the Pan-Mass Challenge.
Davey Hovey, who grew up in Simsbury and attended Westminster School, was 26 years old when died in 2017 after a battle with brain cancer.
The 192-mile bike-a-thon, held Aug. 4 and Aug. 5, to raise money benefiting cancer research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute falls very much in line with Davey's life.
After he was diagnosed with cancer, Davey, in his own words, told his family he was going to "crush cancer out of his body."
But he wasn't only focused on beating the disease physically. Davey, his parents said, wanted...