Riders finally arrive after completing over 300 km ride.

Riders finally arrive after completing over 300 km ride.

Cycling4Diversity trip ends at The Reach

Local cyclists have finished a trip from Victoria to Abbotsford, stopping to speak at schools

  • May. 24, 2013 4:00 p.m.

A team of local cyclists are back in Abbotsford after completing the third annual Cycling4Diversity trip, which began on May 21 and ended this evening.

The crew-led by Mission’s Ken Herar – have covered about 300 kilometers while traveling from Victoria to Abbotsford. The cyclists visited 14 cities along the way speaking and schools and community groups about inclusion and diversity and inclusion.

“The response has been fantastic.” said Herar.  “Children really like the concept and the approach to promoting cultural diversity.”

The crew consisted of Herar, Sarina Di Martino Derksen, Aaron Levy, Kris Foulds, Deputy Mayor Bill MacGregor and Deputy Police Chief Rick Lucy.

“Everyone on our team has a little bit of a different message than their fellow teammates, but as a whole, we get the message (of diversity) out.”

The trip finished with a welcome home rally between 6 and 7 p.m. at the Reach Gallery Museum on Veterans Way.

Cycling4Diversity Week in the province runs from May 19-25.  More information at abcdiversity.ca.