Feature Story Monday June 6, 2016
Ride Like the Wind
Bikers roll in support of prostrate cancer victims
Thumbs up from a rider at the Chilliwack Fire Hall No.1 as they head out for the 2016 West Coast Ride to Live last Sunday.
iders throughout the Lower Mainland joined forces Sunday, May 29, to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer education, research and survivorship.
A total of 222 riders left from Vancouver and 130 from Chilliwack who all met up at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds for a large celebration hosted by Chris Gailus. Thanks to the 151 volunteers who spent their day doing registration, poker stops, traffic control, food, prizes and "a whole bunch more."
Included in the ride event, was an 80-vehicle vintage car show and shine with a flame-throwing tractor.
In Vancouver, Jim Byrnes sent riders on their way with an amazing rendition of the national anthem, which was followed up by pipes and the VPD motorcycle drill team leading the way.
The rain on Saturday did hold back some riders, but organizers were very happy with the turnout. The Vancouver Island Ride to Live also had a great day raising $50,000.00 for the Prostrate Cancer Foundation of BC.
The 2016 Ride to Live in Vancouver and Chilliwack raised $151,037.00 for a total these last seven years of $1,155,600.00.
Local RCMP provided a motorcycle escort from Chances Chilliwack. AJ Towing pulled up the rear covering for break-downs.
Plans are already underway for next year's event.
About Prostate Cancer Foundation of BC
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer to affect men, impacting one in seven men over the course of their lifetime. Prostate Cancer BC funds critical programs related to awareness and public education, advocacy, support of those affected, and research into the prevention, detection, treatment and cure of prostate cancer. For more information visit www.prostatecancerbc.ca or www.ridetolive.ca.
Connect with the Chilliwack group here. Don't forget the Father's Day Run June 19.
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