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2020 Day 5 Update

This morning we woke at the Prestige Lakeside Resort hopeful for clearer skies, but the air quality health index was still rated 10+ as a very high health risk. With that, we decided to keep the team indoors again today and off the road. The support crew repositioned to Creston in hopes of better air quality tomorrow. We’ve never had to make a decision like…

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Day 4 Update and Pause

This morning our 6 designate riders of Rob Gardner, Rob Crowder, Derrick Francis, Mike Kosof, John Bauer and Ron George left a very smoky Castlegar, bound for Nelson. Castlegar was boasting the highest particulate count in all of North America, but the team soldiered on despite the weather. After a brief stop in Crescent Valley, the team arrived into Nelson for a delicious lunch at…

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2020 Day 3

This morning we woke at the Grand Forks Inn to the smoky skies that had rolled in last night from the surrounding wildfires. With few alternative options, we proceeded with our 6 designate riders Lisa, Steve, Carmen, Mike, Jared and Ron. The team cycled out of a cool Grand Forks and after a brief stop in Christina Lake they made their way up the Paulson…

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2020 Day 2 Recap

For day 2, our 6 designate riders were Jared Zeeman, Darcy March, Liz Vant Erve, Andrew Deane, Derrick Francis and Neil Penney. The group left Osoyoos up the Anarchist mountain in Osoyoos bound for Grand Forks 122km later after a stop in Greenwood with our friends at Deadwood Junction. Arriving into a very smoky Grand Forks the group was met by friends from the Grand…

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2020 Day 1 Recap

Friday September 11, 2020   Today was the start of our 20th ride, that was much like our first ride in 2001 in that we were facing unprecedented times. Today much like in 2001 we knew that quitting was not an option. Our careful planning allowed us to safely have 3 teams of 6 riders leave Kelowna and finish in Osoyoos to cover the first…

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