Last June, Josée and I, along with about 2500 other riders, participated in the BC Cancer Society’s Ride to Conquer Cancer, a 260km bike ride from Surrey (Vancouver) to Redmond (just east of Seattle). It was a tremendously inspiring experience. With the unbelievable support of our family and friends and some of my clients, we managed to raise around $7500.
So, that said, we are planning to do the ride again in June 2011. This time, we are forming a team, perhaps 6-10 eager riders. You don’t have to be a bike racer or an ironman; as long as you are keen, you can complete the ride! Most of the riders last year were upwards of 50 with many in their 60s and 70s. It is not a race so there is no pressure to perform; lots of rest stops and beautiful scenery help the miles to roll by. Don’t think about why you can’t do it; think about why you can. We’re going to form our team over the next few weeks then we’ll hold a few fund-raising events and work out on some training rides.
For some video of the 2010 event, please click here. If you’re interested in joining our team and completing this great challenge, plus send one of us an email or give us a call. I know you will enjoy the whole event – we certainly did!