Fun ride: Participants cycle in the Salmon Arm Bike For Your Life event to raise funds for the Second Harvest Food Bank on Saturday, Sept. 13.

Fun ride: Participants cycle in the Salmon Arm Bike For Your Life event to raise funds for the Second Harvest Food Bank on Saturday, Sept. 13.

More than 600 cyclists ride for charity

The 2014 Salmon Arm Bike For Your Life Century Ride raised $5,000 for the Second Harvest Food Bank

The 2014 Salmon Arm Bike For Your Life Century Ride raised $5,000 for the Second Harvest Food Bank.

Gail Clayton, a Salmon Arm Bike For Your Life Century Ride host committee member and Second Harvest Food Bank volunteer, presented the cheque to Second Harvest Food Bank volunteers, Loretta Young and John Franks, on behalf of all the 636 Bike For Your Life 2014 cyclists.

Cyclists were able to participate in four different distances, 10-kilometres, 35-km, 75-km and 100-km.

After expenses are totalled, a second cheque will be presented to the food bank in October.

In the past two years, a total of $8,300 has been contributed to the food bank.

This year’s cyclists ranged in age from three to 80. The average age was 51.

Seventy-five per cent of registered cyclists came from outside the Shuswap to participate in the ride.

Kelowna, Vernon and Kamloops had the largest number of visiting cyclists.

Many cyclists also donated food and funds in support of the food bank in addition to registration fees.

Online registration for the September 2015 Salmon Arm Bike for Your Life Century Ride opens Monday, June 1 on the rides website:  http://www.bikeforyourlife.com.

 

Salmon Arm Observer

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