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July 22/08 1:43 am - Just Giver SuperCycle for Parkinson's

Posted by Editoress on 07/22/08

Just Giver SuperCycle 2008!

Come out and show support in the fight against Parkinson's, while riding with our special guest riders,former cycling pros Alex Stieda and Axel Merckx.

What is it?
The Just Giver SuperCycle is a mass charity ride meant to kick off a further seven-day journey from Vancouver to Cranbrook, BC. While only six riders will be completing the whole ride to Cranbrook, the SuperCycle gives the general public the opportunity to complete a 100 kilometer ride, which will help raise funds and awareness for Parkinson's disease.

Joining the Just Giver team for the SuperCycle will be former Canadian professional Alex Stieda, the first North American to wear the yellow jersey in the Tour de France; and former Belgian professional rider Axel Merckx, son of the great Eddy Merckx. We are honored to have Alex, Axel, and their families join us for the SuperCycle, along with two-time Penticton Ironman athlete Barbara Dortch, a Parkinson's sufferer who will be racing in Ironman Canada for the third time this summer.

Click here to read more about our SuperCycle guest riders; Alex Stieda, Axel Merckx and Barbara Dortch

When / Where is it?
The SuperCycle takes place on August 3rd, at 9 AM (registration 8 AM). The ride will cover four laps of a challenging 25 kilometer course, with parking and the start finish line situated at Hazlemere RV Park and Campground (18843 8th Ave, Surrey BC). Click here for more details on the SuperCycle course, time, and location.

Participation in the ride will require a minimum donation of $250 (or $225 if you register before June 1st), and includes energy bars, extra water, and a Just Giver SuperCycle 2008 t-shirt. There is a limit to the number of riders we can accept, so register now to ensure your spot!

If you would like to fundraise the entry fee, you can download a pledge sheet here.

How to Register:
Click here to register for the 2008 Just Giver for Parkinson's SuperCycle. If you would like to register but do not want to do so online, you can register at the Parkinson Society British Columbia office, situated at: 600-890 West Pender Street.


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