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West Kootenay Perfection

By Andrew McCabe, Nelson The day after the big climb we started our day off in Castlegar where the mighty Columbia and Kootenay Rivers meet. Good food and a bit of rest were in order and we managed to get both the night before. The day started a little bit on the cool side but we quickly warmed up with a ride down to the…

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The Climb

By Ron George, Castlegar The sun was shining and the smoke was pushed out of Grand Forks as we emerged from our rooms at the Ramada Grand Forks. We hustled about checking our bikes and preparing for the day.  We all knew what laid ahead, the looming climb up the Blueberry Paulson. After saying thank you to our gracious hosts at the Ramada, it was…

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Soggy Bottoms & Hot Soup

By Jared Zeeman, Andrew Deane & Alan Profili, Osoyoos Day two of the 2017 Cops For Kids ride with the team being treated to a pancake breakfast, graciously hosted by members of the Osoyoos Legion. After being well fed, the team was split into two riding groups, with part of the team riding from Osoyoos to Greenwood, while the second part of the team departed…

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A Start Under Smokey Skies

By Carmen Penney, West Kelowna Great first day on the ride today!! Started off with a great breakfast at the Sandman in Kelowna, followed by some heartfelt stories and speeches from community members. Then off to West Kelowna for a quick stop and gathering. Then peddled into Peachland where the Peachland Lions handed over a very generous donation. Then a fantastic lunch at the Gasthaus!…

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All Tucked In

By Jon Puterbough, Merritt, BC The 2017 team finally coalesced at the Delta Grand Okanagan, our amazing hosts for the evening. Our Ride Captain, Julio, introduced everyone and Courtney gave us a general idea of what the following ten days will entail. Some words of encouragement and inspiration from the South East District Officers, a sneak peak about the kids we’ll meet during our journey…

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