Are you an active and skilled cyclist? If so, you may be interested in taking part in the West Kootenay Glacier Challenge to help beat Multiple Sclerosis on August 16th and 17th!
The two-day, 222 km challenge takes place in the Selkirk Mountains, starting in New Denver, and travelling as far as Kaslo, before returning to New Denver. The trip includes an overnight stay in Nelson, so that cyclists can relax and refresh after a hard day’s cycling in the mountain air. As you might imagine, the ride takes place over some spectacular terrain and riders will be cycling around the Kokanee Glacier while taking part in the challenge.
There will be food, entertainment, and rest stops provided along the route of the challenge, and it is sure to be an excellent weekend in support of a great cause.
At the time of writing, thousands of dollars have been raised, more than 80 cyclists are signed up to take part, and there are 8 registered teams.
The money raised from the event is going to the MS Society, West Kootenay Chapter. All funds will be used to help local people who are living with MS and to finance research.
A note of caution; riders are advised that this is an event for trained cyclists.
You can learn more about the West Kootenay Glacier Challenge HERE.