CLEVELAND -- Quite a sight for drivers on Cleveland streets this morning as hundreds of cyclists set off on the 2013 Pan Ohio Hope Ride.

Nearly 600 riders left from the Cleveland Plain Dealer Plaza on a four-day cycling trip that will take them to Cincinnati on July 28.

The event is a non-competitive cycling tour that helps raise money for the American Cancer Society's Hope Lodges and other programs. Hope Lodges provide supportive, no-cost lodging for cancer patients who travel to other cities for treatment.

Day one of the trip will take the riders 77 mmiles to Wooster College and travel through Cleveland, Lakewood, Valley City, Brunswick, Medina, Seville, Smithville and Wooster.