Bike For Your Life Vancouver Island Returns
June 18, 2012
Mark "BFYL" on August 12, 2012 of your calendar. Bike For Your Life - Vancouver Island Society will once again provide another "fun for all ages" ride at the same location - Parksville Community and Civic Centre on Sunday August 12, 2012. Come and join in the event.
This event, held for the first time in our area in 1999, was established to promote good health and a cleaner environment through cycling. We have organized a variety of routes to cater to the cycling needs of novice and experienced cyclists. Averaging over 300 participants per year, our events have attracted individuals ranging in age from the very young to over 80. The goals of the Bike For Your Life Committee are to present a fun day of non-competitive activity for both the individual and families and to encourage and promote cycling as a vital part of everyday life. A portion of each registration fee is donated to the Oceanside Stroke Recovery Association and many stroke survivors help with the running of the event.
This year there are 15, 35, 50, 70 and 100 km scenic routes all starting from and ending at the Parksville Community Centre. These routes travel through Parksville and Qualicum Beach and rural areas of the mid-island Oceanside region. All routes are well marked, directions are clear, and marshals are located at strategic locations. Course marshals will ride along each route to assist riders and provide directional information, as necessary. The 100 km route, known as the Jim Ryan Memorial Route, has been established to honor Jim Ryan, a local rider, who tragically passed away in a biking accident in the fall of 2007.
Refreshment stations are located along each route and refreshments will also be available after the ride. Prizes will be drawn and awarded throughout the day as well as at the conclusion of the event. Riders who are 18 years of age or younger will also receive a medal upon completion of their ride.
Helmets are mandatory and all participants are expected to obey all traffic safety laws.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any additional information concerning the event.
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