As many of you that know me are aware, I’m not as avid a cyclist as the lads from Bikeridr; however, I sure do enjoy throwing on my helmet and going for a chew. That said, at least once a year I try and up the ante somewhat by riding out to Pigeon Lake. The ride is just over one hundred kilometres and despite the number of times I’ve done it it always remains challenging.
This year, along with my buddy Matt Jaffray, I tried something a little more challenging:
The Alberta Ride to Conquer Cancer took place on June 25 and 26. Matt and I, along with 2280 other cyclists, rode south starting from Spruce Meadows in Calgary for one hundred kilometres, camped in a deluxe camp ground (kudos to the awesome volunteers!) and then rode back the following day.
We rode til our butts got numb, our knees throbbed, and in some cases, our bikes broke. Not everyone made it the distance but everyone had heart. In the end, thanks to all of you who supported the riders, we raised 8.6 million clams!
I couldn’t imagine a better way to spend a weekend . . .
(The song that plays over the video is by Neil MacDonald. Do yourself a favour and check him out. He rocks. I roll. Get it? On a bike you roll . . .)