NORWALK - Cyclists from across the state competed in the ninth annual Connecticut Challenge today in support of cancer survivors.

About 1,100 bikers, each raising from $250 to $3,000, rode up to 100 miles on the final day of the event.

Organizers say the event raised a grand total of $1.5 million. That money will go toward the Center for Survivorship in Southport that opened last year.

The center's Chief Operating Officer Bob Mazzone says it offers support groups, yoga, meditation classes and other activities for cancer survivors.