How do we re-kindle the R2S family in this time

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2020 and now 2021 has taken its toll on all of us. The new "covid normal" is far from what we all want to call normal! For the Ride2Survive team, this is also true. What started as a ride that became a fund raiser… it moved into being a "community of like-minded folks" and finally landed on a "family". The problem now is that our R2S family, like o...
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Brian raised $7,700 thru his 7th Ride2Survive Tree Chipping Event!

Brian raised $7,700 thru his 7th Ride2Survive Tree Chipping Event!

Hi all, an update after the tree chipping event this year Our very own Brian Thornburn held his 7th Christmas Tree Recycling/Chipping event and raised $7,700 shared between Cops for Cancer and Ride2Survive. Bartlett Tree Experts are also once again generously donating the equipment and staff for the weekend, Signarama donating the signs, and Willow...
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Nasir's Virtual Ride2Survive Nov 11th

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This Wednesday November 11th, Nasir is our latest rider to tackle a COVID friendly Ride2Survive event to support the mission of the Canadian Cancer Society.  Nasir will be riding on a trainer from 3am to 11pm on Wednesday, Nov.11 to ride 400KM in one day. The money raised from this event helps fund leading-edge cancer research that i...
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One more R2S fundraiser - 1500km in one month!

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Yes there is one more event raising money for Ride2Survvive! Oct 27 thru Nov 27, Rochelle Davidson will be tackling the following: Rochelle is a 11-time finisher of the 400km Ride2Survive and will be celebrating 15 years as a cancer crusher this month. To acknowledge this, Rochelle commits to riding at least 1500km between October 27 - November 27....
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Thank you Rob - Our final R2S 2020 event is complete

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Hi everyone, the ride went well. It was a race but we weren't too caught up in that. In the end though I placed 5th in the 50k men and Sandra 2nd in the ladies. We got to ride some great trails and raise some much needed money I plan on doing the 120k next year. I'll fly the R2S banner again and hopefully we'll be back to normal and I can raise a b...
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Paul's Triple Crown - Complete!

What a day!  Paul has completed the climbs of the North Shore... and raised over $5,000 to boot! You can stil DONATE to Paul here. Thank you Paul for all your work and creativity!
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Paul is summiting Grouse!

Another ode to a climb well done! Go Paul!!!
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POSTPONED - Paul's Triple Crown for Cancer Research is POSTPONED

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Due to the heavy forest fire smoke, Paul is postponing his Triple Crown effort for one week to Sep 19th.  Our own Paul Janzen is heading out this Saturday on a road bike and a mountain bike (not at the same time we're told!) to climb Seymour, Grouse and Cypress mountains. We'll have live tracking of his trek (perhaps on a Trek??) here on ...
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Jacob finishes his 500km Ride2Survive

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Jacob completed his 500km ride2survive this weekend. As life goes (and cancer treatments), the best laid plans are often scoffed at and pushed aside.Here's Jacob's update from Friday: "We arrived in Victoria last night but not the way it was supposed to be. I had to abandon my ride yesterday after 162 km due to major safety concerns. It felt like r...
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Rob Geiger's Merritt Crown Endurance for Ride2Survive

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Please read right to the bottom!! May 19th, 1995. For those of you who know me, I don't even need to tell you what happened that day. For those who don't know me so well, it was the day my sisters and I lost our Mom. To put it simply, she was amazing. Kind. Funny. Beautiful. Smart. Loyal. She would literally walk through a wall for her kids, and he...
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Painting Donation to Ride2Survive 2020 Donor Draw

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We're pleased to introduce, Destanne Norris, to Ride2Survive 2020 – our Fund Raising Club with an Endurance Problem. Destanne will be running 20 km up Silver Star Mountain with two friends on her 60th Birthday on July 6th and was eager to join our club this year to fundraise for Cancer research. She writes, "I was with my mother shortly after she w...
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Jacob is getting ready for his July 2-3 epic Ride2Survive

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Here's the route Jacob will be riding starting this Thursday July 2nd.  500km in total... holy cow... but that's only 1.85km per year of his age so it can't be that far can it??
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Destanne's Silver Star summit run to help combat Cancer

Destanne's Silver Star summit run to help combat Cancer

I am happy to support the Canadian Cancer Society and fundraise by participating in a 20 km Silver Star Mountain Summit Run. Starting at BX Elementary School, in Vernon B.C. I'll be running up Silver Star Mountain Road to The Pinnacles Suites and Townhomes, then trail running the last 1.5 km to the top of Silver Star Mountain on July 6, my 60th Birthday.

My mom passed away from lung cancer fifteen years ago. And like many others, we've had other family members and friends survive having cancer and those who have left us because of it. I'll be running in memory of my dear, loving mother.

When: July 6 2020

Where: Vernon to Silver Star Summit

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Jacob's R2S Vancouver Island Ride

Jacob's R2S Vancouver Island Ride

Watch here for an almost live feed of where Jacob is on July 2nd and 3rd:

 

Covid 19 has cancelled a lot of cycling events including the Ride2Survive this year. The R2S is the largest independent Cancer fundraising event.

The Covid 219 hasn't stopped the research to beat Cancer so donations must go on.

I will do my part of cycling the length of Vancouver Island from Port Hardy to Victoria (500km) in 2 days to raise well needed money for Cancer Research, 100 % of every dollar you donate goes directly to Cancer Research here in BC there is no admin or overhead costs.

Your support will be greatly appreciated, Cancer is still alive and by supporting me with a gracious donation you will help to safe lives.

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R2S Dirty 200

R2S Dirty 200

COVID 19 has meant the Cancellation of large group gatherings for the foreseeable future.  As Cyclist we've been inconvenienced but for registered charities the damage is catastrophic.  Did you know that Ride2Survive is the largest independent cancer fundraising event in the country?  This year that means millions of dollars of desperately needed funding will not get raised unless we do something.  

As avid cyclists, and concerned citizens,  we are getting together "vitually"  help out.  Similar to the historic Ride2Suvive which was a one day 400km road ride from Kelowna to Delta we are going to complete a one day 200km Dirt only ride.  The 2020 R2SDirty200.  Trust me when I say that 200kms on dirt by yourself is going to be every bit as demanding as 400km of pavement riden as a supported group.  Every rider who participate will be making a personal sacrifice worthy of your support!

Something else you may not know is that the Ride2Survive and R2S Dirty200 are 100% efficient for you the donar.   What that means is that 100% of every dollar you donate goes directly to Cancer research here in British Columbia.  Nothing is taken off your donation for admin or overhead.

EVENT DETAILS:

  • Each rider will complete 200km's of dirt and single track riding on their own and send in the GPS tracks to verify their completion.
  • Each rider has until the end of July to complete their event but they must start and finish their event within a single 24hour period.
  • All of the riders who take part will ride at a time of their own choosing but together we will pool our fund raising efforts for cancer research.  This is something we can all get behind.
  • Most riders will be riding between 12 - 18 hours to get this done...it's not suppose to be easy.  In fact, it's suppose to mimic just ONE day in the life of a person who is battling cancer.  
  • Check back from time to time and we will update our fund raising goals and our list of registered riders here on this page.
  • COVID-19 will eventually pass into the history books but Cancer waits for no one.  
  • With Covid we must helpless wait it out but this is something we can take control of and make a difference in peoples lives.
  • The first 10 riders you support have already received a $50 dollar donation.
  • The rider who raises the most money will have another $500 donated to the cause.

Thank you in advance for your generous support.  Regardless of the rider you are supporting we are all in this together.  

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Dave's 400km in 2 days challenge

Dave's 400km in 2 days challenge

Please support my 400 km, two day solo ride to fight cancer.

When: June 19-20 2020

Where: Delta/Surrey/Richmond BC area

DONATE HERE

 

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Toilet Paper Paul’s Climb with a Rhyme

Toilet Paper Paul’s Climb with a Rhyme

Toilet Paper Paul’s Climb with a Rhyme

Wherein (as Evil Knievel said) I will attempt to summit not 1, not 2, but 3 gigantic rock formations known locally as the North Shore mountains using dual modalities (that’s hipster for 2 different bikes) switching from road to mountain and road again for Seymour, Grouse, and Cypress respectively all while reciting rhythmic utterances of great cultural significance.

Aware as I am that many have suffered economic loss this year it may seem like poor timing to ask you to support cancer research. I respect that and would like to let you know how much your past support means. If; however, you are in a position to help, please click on the link below to make a contribution:

When: Sept 12 2020 (weather permitting)

Where:  North Shore Mountains

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3 Riders - 3 Days - 300KM for Cancer Research!

3 Riders - 3 Days - 300KM for Cancer Research!

Help me help those on a cancer journey as I ride with my two sidekicks (Husband Ryan and friend Steve) to support the Canadian Cancer Society and Cancer Research!

Ride2Survive was canceled this year due to COVID-19 but COVID did not make cancer go away, it has lead to further issues for those facing cancer right now who still need my help. I'm stepping up and bringing my two riding partners with me.

July 17th - 19th we wil be riding in a socialy distant way around the lower mainland to help raise funds and awarenss for cancer reserach through Ride2Survive. Any and all support is welcome for those who can. Even just your good vibes are appreciated. 

We ride because all 3 of us have lost people we love to cancer. We are also all parents and we want to help shape a future where no one fears cancer. 

100% of all dollars raised through Ride2Survive go directly to the Canadian Cancer society to fund life saving research and support programs.

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300km on Foot in 30 Days

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Sonya and Steve Tom are heading out every day in August to accumulate 300km on foot!!

When: August 2020

Where: Lower Mainland

Here's Sonya's story:

I’ve been involved with R2S and other cancer fundraising activities for a number of years and would like to continue to support the Canadian Cancer Society in what ever small way I can!

I’ve set my goal at $3,000.00 – Myself and long time friend, Steve Tom, will be walking/running/foot powering through the month of August in hopes of walking a combined 600KM (300KM each)!

So that's $10 a kilometer, who doesn't have 10 bucks to donate !! :)

But any amount is greatly appreciated!!

Donations to The Ride 2 Survive go directly to the cause, I’ve covered my own costs of “The Ride” so everything raised is a designated donation to research for the Canadian Cancer Society - kept right here in British Columbia!!

Additionally, The Canadian Cancer Society does not take any administrative costs out of your donation for the Ride2Survive, and R2S has made the decision that all money donated goes to the cause! It is money well spent!

Need I say more? Thanks in advance for your support!!! See you on the road or trail or mountain top !

Cheers to you and yours, stay healthy my friends!

Sonya

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Carol's 100km Walk

Carol's 100km Walk
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Watch for updates here and on facebook thru June 26.  Here is her route through Delta:

She will be doing loops that go by her home on Sunwood Drive. Watch for updates where she is and get out and cheer her on!!!

Carol is ready... look at her supplies!!

And, here is what you will see on the road... ok, without the interior stuff, but, like, outside stuff... with the sign!

(we're not sure if she's excited!?)

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