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October 1/08 10:23 am - Olympians Lead Climate Change Ride


Posted by Editor on 10/1/08
 

Olympians Lead Climate Change Ride

Olympic and World Cup medallists, Sara Renner and Thomas Grandi, are set to lead a group of 350 cyclists for the inaugural 350 ride.

The 20-kilometre recreational ride, which will also include a number of their fellow Olympians, will take place on the Minnewanka loop in Banff, Alta., October 4, 2008 at 10 a.m.

Being Olympic winter athletes, Renner and Grandi have a strong connection with the environment, their impact and the effects of climate change. The Olympic couple are encouraging 350 other Canadians concerned about the environment to join them in the unique ride in support of climate change.

The number 350 is the most important number in the survival of the planet - 350 parts per million (ppm) of Carbon Dioxide is the safe line for the global climate. With the world mark currently at 387 ppm, Renner and Grandi are encouraging Canadians to join them in inspiring political leaders to act and remember this critically important number.

For more information on 350, please visit www.350.org on the Internet.

WHO:
Thomas Grandi, Canadian Alpine Ski Team
Sara Renner, Canadian Cross-Country Ski Team
Canadians of all ages

WHEN:
Saturday, October 4, 2008
10 a.m. - Banff, Alta.
(Cyclists leaving from Canmore will meet at the Canmore Civic Centre - 9 a.m.)

WHERE:
Bison Courtyard
211 Bear Street - Banff, Alta.

RIDE DETAILS:
The bike ride will start at the Bison Courtyard in Banff, Alta. and continue around the Minnewanka loop. This rid is NOT a race. The ride is approximately 20-kilometres long and reasonable fitness and bike handling skills are required. Proper helmets and highway safety rules apply.

 


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