The National Kids Cancer Ride is scheduled to make a stop in Abbotsford on Wednesday, Sept. 4.

National Kids Cancer Ride makes stop in Abbotsford

Cross-Canada cycling fundraiser ends in Halifax on Sept. 21

The National Kids Cancer Ride is making a stop in Abbotsford on Wednesday, Sept. 4 on the first day of the cross-Canada fundraiser.

Cyclists leave from Surrey at 6:30 a.m. and are scheduled to stop in Abbotsford from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at Immanuel Fellowship Baptist Church at 2950 Blue Jay St.

They then proceed to Chilliwack for a stop from noon to 1 p.m. at Cheam Mountain Golf Course (44610 Luckakuck Way) and then the Agassiz-Harrison Museum and Visitor Information Centre (7011 Pioneer Ave.).

Participants end the day at the Hope and District Recreation Centre (1005 Sixth Ave.) at around 3:30 p.m.

The ride then picks up the following morning and continues across Canada, ending in Halifax on Sept. 21.

Riding in relay style, the 30 selected national riders form two teams and each cycle approximately 140 to 200 kilometres each day. They are joined along the way by other cyclists who pedal shorter “stage ride” distances in major cities across Canada.

The teams will visit more than 100 communities, stop at several children’s hospitals, and meet a number of childhood cancer survivors and their families.

Together, they raise millions of dollars on behalf of charities that improve the quality of life for children, and their families, living with cancer.

Past cyclist Bob Ahuja of Abbotsford is a volunteer for the event this year through the Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation, and is raising money for the cause.

His fundraising page can be found by going to p2p.onecause.com, scrolling down the page and clicking on the volunteer link, and then searching his name.

RELATED: Inside Ride raises more than $14,000 for kids’ cancer program

RELATED: Sponsor needed in Abbotsford for National Kids Cancer Ride

Just Posted

Abbotsford police chief speaking to Liberal candidate after second ad appears featuring photo of officer

Jati Sidhu had said an ad with the same photo posted last Friday was ‘not appropriate’

Stolen iPhone leads Abbotsford Police to 260 marijuana plants

Search warrant at west Abbotsford home leads to seizure of plants

Who is running for MP in Abbotsford?

Major parties have lined up candidates to run for Parliament

Michael Nenn acclaimed as NDP candidate

Will seek a seat in the Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon riding

Tickets still available for tonight’s NHL exhibition game in Abbotsford

Vancouver Canucks and Ottawa Senators take to the ice at the Abbotsford Centre tonight at 7 p.m.

VIDEO: ‘Thrones,’ ‘Fleabag’ top Emmys

Billy Porter makes history as first openly gay black man to win best drama-series acting Emmy

Three B.C. moms to launch CBD-infused water

Three friends say benefits may include anxiety relief, pain management

B.C. students empowered to ‘shift the vote’ this election

B.C. Federation of Students launches ‘Our Time is Now’ campaign

Justice rules B.C. man gave statement of own free will

Defence wanted Vernon’s Curtis Sagmoen’s video interview with police deemed inadmissible

MEC and LUSH stores to close on Friday for global climate strikes

Retailers will be closed on Sept. 27 so that staff can march in demonstrations

Hybrid vessels part of B.C. Ferries’ plans to reduce emissions

Island Class vessels, coming by 2022, part of ferry corporation’s broader strategy

VIDEO: Grizzly bears fight along northern B.C. highway in rare footage

Cari McGillivray posted the head-turning video, shot near Stewart, B.C., to social media

Give severely addicted drug users injectable medical-grade heroin, guideline says

CMAJ article outlines best practices for innovative treatment that’s been lacking in overdose crisis

B.C. court hears disclosure arguments in Meng Wanzhou case

Huawei exec argues she was unlawfully detained at YVR last December at direction of U.S. authorities

Most Read