Cyclists of all ages and abilities are invited to Bike For Your Life.
More than 600 cyclists have registered for this year’s community bicycle ride. Many cyclists registered online on the June 2 opening date. The majority of cyclists have registered for the 100-kilometre, 75-km and 35-km distances. As of Aug. 24, 10 spaces were left for these three distances. There is no limit on the number of cyclists registering for the 10-km, so everyone is invited to take part in the fun activities for children and families.
The 10-km community bike ride travels on the scenic backroads of the Shuswap on Saturday, Sept. 13 starting at 9 a.m. from Blackburn Park.
The Bike For Your Life Bicycle Tour started in 1998 with the aim of promoting a healthy lifestyle, family solidarity and community involvement through a fun cycling event in which all ages and abilities could participate. This is the 17th year the community bicycle ride has been held in Salmon Arm.
The ride’s four bike routes are designed to be safe and fun. This is not a racing event. The emphasis is on participation, rather than time.
The registration fee ($25 for adults, $50 for families, $5 for children 18 and under) includes aid station refreshments, a barbecue lunch of roast corn, a hamburger with all the fixings, chocolate milk, fresh fruit, Shuswap Lady Striders’ homemade cookies, coffee, water and live entertainment at the Blackburn Park start/finish.
Event proceeds will again go to Salmon Arm’s Second Harvest Food Bank. Over the past two years the event has contributed $8,300.
For more ride information, go to the event website at: http://www.bikeforyourlife.com/.