Two fundraising events that precede the Sears National Kids Cancer Ride take place April 26 and May 4 in Abbotsford.
The Inside Ride events – presented by the Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation – are indoor cycling challenges that raise money in support of children and families facing childhood cancer.
Teams are invited to sign up for the event, and the stationary bikes, music, DJ and awards are provided.
There are six rounds of cycling, and team members take turns for 10 minutes each. Each academic team is asked to raise $300, and each corporate team is asked to collect $600.
The local events take place April 26 at Abbotsford Senior Secondary, with check-in starting at 2:15 p.m., and May 4 at W. J. Mouat Secondary, starting at 2:45 p.m.
Then, the Sears National Cancer Ride takes place in September, and cyclist Bob Ahuja of Abbotsford will be among those participating.
Cyclists leave Vancouver on Sept. 6 and ride across Canada, ending in Halifax on Sept. 23.
The 18 riders cycle between 150 and 220 kilometres per day. Along the way, they participate in community events and visit many of Canada’s 17 pediatric oncology centres and hospitals.
Each cyclist must raise a minimum $15,000, which goes to the Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation.
Visit searsnationalkidscancerride.com to make a donation to Ahuja’s ride.
Visit theinsideride.com sign up for the local Inside Ride events.