***reminder** clothing orders are due by April 10

Team progress for April 6th training at the Coast

The ferries get cancel due to high winds, and what does the r2s training team do at the coast, we go for a training ride.  (Winds were up to 70 kmh)
The high winds and cross winds we experienced will help prepare us for ride day for all weather, and yes, we have had these kinds of winds in the past coming down thru the snow shed and on Hwy 7.
 
Learning to anchor the butt in the saddle, engage the core , and power the legs, is all part of riding in the wind.

60 riders  (one came all the way from Kamloops to train with us today)

2 SAG vehicles, manned by Simon, Satbir, Craig and Vicki
A visit to see Nancy and give her a gentle hug.
The team rode a 90 km loop from Delta, Surrey, S. Surrey, White Rock, Langley and back
8 flats, a few chain and fender issues.   
This training ride was about getting us into more climbing with rolling hills along crescent road and some steep climbs on 184, Zero and Station Hill.
Thank you to all who were able to ride with us.  You are building a strong team together. This will help us on ride day.  
Also, thanks to Rich for the route and the ride captains, and EMT's for the extra help. 
 
Hoping the out town’ers were able to get out for a ride this weekend too.  Submit a blog and let us know how you are doing and feeling with your training.

Stronger together on ride day is our motto.

Next ride is Port Moody/Belcarra and SFU bound - Sunday, April 14.  

Remember April is The Canadian Cancer Society's Daffodil Month.  Get your daffodil pin and write a name(s) on the pedals for those you are doing this for.

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Get your r2s clothing now. The deadline to order your R2S gear will be April 10. We carry no stock so we'll only be filling what is ordered. 

We are loving the new Technical T-shirt (for all your other outdoor activities, or in the gym) and the new Peak 2 jacket.  

We buy our kit from a Canadian Company. Shout out to Louis Garneau for the outstanding products and customer service.

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Dear R2S Team,

Would you like to be part of our upcoming fundraiser for R2S? If so, please consider joining us at Goldstone Park Elementary (6287- 146 Street Surrey, B.C. Canada) next Friday (April 12) at 8:40 am. We are planning an assembly to kickstart a daffodil fundraiser for the R2S in support of The Canadian Cancer Society. 

All you have to do is show up with your bike and R2S kit and give the kids something to get excited about! We have over 700 students, and hope to raise over $1000. We are selling paper daffodils to students over the next few weeks (minimum donation is a loonie). 

You have two options: ride in with Shawn Elliott from our house (11161 64 A. Ave. Delta), leaving at 8:00 am sharp or meet at Goldstone Park Elementary by 8:40 am. Our assembly will start around 8:50 am, and our R2S part should be wrapped up by 9:30

Please let Erin Elliott know if you are able to be part of something great! Any questions, please ask:)

Thank you so much,

Erin 



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Team progress with Ride #3 in the books.

80km ride to  Delta, S. Delta and Tsawwassen (adding in more climbing)

75 riders + 2 SAG support vehicles
1 front flat
Amazing with 80k x 75 riders = 6,000 kms and only 1 flat.  
Thanks to Rich for the ride route and our EMT and ride captains each week who step up to help.
SAG support team was Julio, June, Cheryl (from Penticton) and Vicki.  
We have been adding km’s onto to the first ride each week, with this ride being training ride #3.   It’s a  chance for the team to see the progress not only in miles, longer time in the saddle each week, fitness and bike skill as we repeat the Lyon Road climb in Delta at the end of each ride.  
Donations $175,480, with $824,520 to go.  
Reminder to All Crew and riders...we need everyone to be on board in the fundraising with their own donation pages.  It’s a team that makes the difference together. 
If you need help setting up your fundraising donation page, email  Kerry for help.  Kerry.kunzli@ride2Survive.ca
To help with crew and rider fundraising, we have raffle tickets you can sell.  Email tickets@ride2survive to get yours.  

Next training ride is April 6 with a mandatory rider meeting prior.

Vicki

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