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A cyclist participating in the Ride to Conquer Cancer died in Arlington on Sunday after a collision.

Arlington Police say just after 10 a.m., a 16-year-old boy from Victoria BC, was riding with his mother and uncle. The boy was trying to pass a large pack of riders at Smokey Point Blvd and 204th St NE and fell.

A woman driving an oncoming car was unable to avoid the teen and ran over him.

The rider s name is being withheld until all members of the rider s family have been notified.

All who are associated with The Ride to Conquer Cancer have been deeply-saddened by this news and our thoughts and prayers are with family and friends of the rider, said Doug Nelson, President and CEO, of the BC Cancer Foundation said in a statement. This has been a very sad day for The Ride community and our supporters.

More than 2,600 people are participating in the ride a two-day cycling event that started in Vancouver and ends at Sammamish River Park (60 Acres Park) in Redmond.

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