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Gear up for CF

Krista Houston will be pedalling from Banff to Vancouver June 22 to raise money for cystic fibrosis research in the Gear Up 4CF. Houston plans to raise $5,000 and will kick off her fundraising effort  on Feb. 24 with an indoor Fondo ride at Outdoor Addictions. - Photo submitted
Krista Houston will be pedalling from Banff to Vancouver June 22 to raise money for cystic fibrosis research in the Gear Up 4CF. Houston plans to raise $5,000 and will kick off her fundraising effort on Feb. 24 with an indoor Fondo ride at Outdoor Addictions.
— image credit: Photo submitted

On June 22, Krista Houston will get on her bike and ride 1200 km from Vancouver to Banff in nine days to raise funds for cystic fibrosis.

The event is called Gear Up 4CF. Kim Black, former Campbell River resident and a well known face as a survivor or cystic fibrosis, is a good friend of Houston’s.

Houston has committed to raise $5,000 as part of the marathon team riding to Banff.

For her winter training, Houston often rides her bike indoors on her trainer and also teaches spin classes at Outdoor Addictions on Wednesday nights, with all the donations going towards her fundraising goal.

You can help support Houston’s fundraising efforts and get in a great workout as well by joining Houston for an indoor Fondo ride on Sunday, Feb. 24 from 1-4 p.m. at Outdoor Addictions.

Bring your bike and trainer and see how long you can ride for.  There will be several spin instructors to keep  participants on pace. Participation is by donation.  Some trainers are also available to rent.

For information on the fondo or to book your spot call 250-286-1184.

For more information on GearUp4CF, visit:

http://www.cfvancouver.ca/home/events/gearup4cf/2013-ride-details/

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