OTTAWA– Registration is now open for the 1st Annual 2012 National Capital Region Boomer’s Bike Ride taking place from Petawawa to Ottawa on August 25. Cyclists can register online at www.boomerslegacy.ca
The bike ride is a fundraising event in support of Boomer’s Legacy, a foundation created in 2006 to bring awareness to the Canadian Force’s efforts on deployed operations around the globe and to raise funds that soldiers, sailors and airmen and women can access to further help the people in communities where they serve.
“We are so pleased to have the National Capital Region become part of this wonderful fundraising event,” said Maureen Eykelenboom, founder. “The Boomer’s Legacy British Columbia Bike Ride has been a tremendous success for the past five years successfully building awareness across the province and, indeed, the country about the good works our military members do in the communities where they serve.”
The one-day, 168 km event begins at Canadian Forces Base Petawawa and finishes at the War Museum in Ottawa. Frequent rest stops will be incorporated along the route to ensure riders are properly hydrated and rested for the subsequent leg.
The Boomer’s Bike Ride unofficially began in 2007 by one military member who rode from Victoria to Comox with the aim of building greater awareness of the Foundation. Since then, Boomer’s Bike Ride has grown steadily in the number of participants, pledges and donations, adding more sponsors wishing to be part of this important cause. To date, Boomer’s Bike Rides have raised more than $165,000.
The Boomer’s Bike Ride also serves to honour military members who have given their lives while serving in Afghanistan. Each cyclist will ride in memory of two fallen soldiers, displaying a picture and bio on their bike.
This year, the cornerstone cycling event in British Columbia began today from CFB Comox to downtown Victoria – a two-day, 240 km event involving approximately 90 cyclists
To register, make a pledge or to donate, visit www.boomerslegacy.ca.
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