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I want to ride my… Thursday Sep 9 2021, by Jon Puterbough. Tomorrow is the day! Twenty intrepid cyclists will embark on the 21stCops of Kids Charity Ride, ending the long weeks of anticipation, fund raising, training and angst.  After a seemingly endless summer of fire, smoke, heat and viruses, I am thrilled the day is finally here and we can all enjoy a few days…

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7 More Sleeps

In just 7 days, the 2021 Cops for Kids Ride will leave Kelowna for a ride more anticipated than ever. After a modified format in 2020 where riders completed their 1,000km from home, the excitement of being together as a team is in the air. Riders were hand-selected from prior years, knowing that we wanted a smaller team with just 20 riders this year. The…

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Day 10 Wrap Up

As of this afternoon, all 29 cyclists have completed their commitment to cycle 1,000km over the past 10 days. This year, the group was challenged initially knowing that they’d have to cycle the majority of those miles on their own from home because we couldn’t have the full group on the road together. Part way through our 10 day commitment, air quality from wildfires meant…

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2020 Day 9

Today we started out in Kamloops with a small mechanical problem, but ended the day in Vernon with a warm welcome. Our designate riders started in Kamloops fearing the rain that usually comes on Day 9 every year. After lunch in Falkland, the team arrived into Vernon with a warm welcome to the Prestige Vernon Lodge, where we had a Little Ambassador family meet the…

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2020 Day 8

Teams were excited to get back on the road today after air quality prevented them from being on the road. Our 6 designate riders left from the Prestige Salmon Arm where the support crew had a restful night. A visit with supporters Sedo’s Deli and Ben’s Towing and the team headed westbound. Although we weren’t able to have lunch in Chase at the school, the…

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