Conquering Cancer Swimmingly
The second Ride to Conquer Cancer of 2012 is now complete. This past weekend more than 3000 riders hit the road aboard their self-powered bikes in a massive fundraising effort benefiting the BC Cancer Foundation. The participants of the BC ride raised an astounding $11.2 Million dollars this year alone!
I have personally been present at all 4 of the BC Enbridge Ride To Conquer Cancer events. through these events I have seen rain, hail, sun, cloud, fog and nearly any other weather pattern that you can think of. We have been lucky to avoid snow as of so far though. 2012 was the worst one yet. While there have been stints of rain in the past this year it was a torrential downpour. There were times when it let off but it was overall, VERY wet.
Despite the miserable conditions the riders persevered and worked their way through the course counting down the kms to the finish line in Seattle Washington. Through two days of following the ride in a tech support capacity our crew managed to muster up the following numbers.
900 Bikes Repaired
450 Tubes Replaced
50 Tires Replaced
75 Broken Spokes
20 Sets of Brake Pads Replaced
10 Broken Chains
8 Wheels Replaced
1 Broken Frame
A Ton of other things that I have already forgot.
And without further adieu, here are a gaggle of photos from the weekend.
- Tofino Trippin – A few photos from an island escape
- Vancouver Pride Parade – 2016 Is Full Of Colour
- Vacationing on the Island of Kauai
- Hop, Skip and a Jump over the Atlantic to the United Kingdom
- You Better Belize It! (Belize excuse the pun…)
- A Week Away in a Mountain Biker’s Paradise – Moab Utah
- Montreal and Quebec City – Sans Bike
- The 2013 Quebec Ride To Conquer Cancer in Photos
- The BC Ride To Conquer Cancer – Another Year, Another Amazing Event!
- Day Hiking in Golden Ears park