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Tour of the Peace 2017

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Peace Island Park

Alaska Highway

Taylor, BC V0C 2K0

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In January of 2015, Dan and Joanna Webster found out the hard way that their son Sam had Type 1 Diabetes. Sam was rushed to the Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton suffering from a profound case of diabetic ketoacidosis. Sam made it through that ordeal and adjusted to his new diet and regime of insulin injections, he is back playing hockey, soccer and cycling thanks to the great diabetes controls that are available today. His toughness and never quit attitude has inspired us to raise money for JDRF, because this little guy is a hero in our eyes and deserves a cure! In 2015 Dan raised money through the Tough Mudder event in Drumheller, Alberta and then attended the JDRF Hincapie Gran Fondo in Greenville, South Carolina. It was this amazing experience, being surrounded by other people passionate to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes that inspired the Tour of the Peace.

JDRF did not have any Canadian Rides set up on their Ride for a Cure program, so in 2016, through the hard work of many volunteers and 18 brave cyclist, the first ever Tour of the Peace was done. The inaugural Tour of the Peace raised over $22K with only 18 riders. We were astounded at the support and love shown by an amazing group of volunteers, which lead to this ride being extremely successful and enjoyed by all.

Tour of the Peace 2016

Check out some of the footage from last year's ride at these links:

CJDC News Pre-Ride Ride Overview

CJDC News During Ride MP Bob Zimmer Congratulates the TOTP

For more information on the Tour of the Peace, last year’s ride and to sign up, please visit Tour of the Peace. If you just want to donate, you can donate here: Tour of the Peace JDRF Donation Site.

Please join us in raising money for juvenile diabetes research at the “Tour of the Peace”. The tour will see us cycling by all three dam sites on the mighty Peace River. Starting in Taylor, BC, we will travel up the World Famous Alaska Highway, through Fort St. John to Historic Mile 54, then turn onto the Don Phillips Way highway to Hudson’s Hope, touring along the future Site C Reservoir to the Peace Canyon Dam. We will then travel back through Hudson’s Hope to the end of the ride at the WAC Bennett Dam on the Williston Reservoir (144 kms total). This world class destination and challenging roadways are an enticing draw and challenge to cyclists in this well known part of northeastern British Columbia. Please join us in our ride for a cure!

Sam and Joanna

Couch to Tour Training

We hear it a lot. We hear all sorts of excuses:

"Hey, that's great that you are raising money for Type One Diabetes, I know someone that lives with that disease, but I just don't think I could ride a bike that far..."

"I'd do the ride if I could take my motorbike, but there is no way I could pedal that far..."

"You guys are crazy, that's way too much biking, I'm not in as good of shape as I used to be..."

Good news people - you can do it and we will help you achieve this goal!

Couch to Tour Training

In partnership with the Blizzard Bicycle Club (BBC), we will be offering to all perspective Tour of the Peace riders the opportunity to do two training rides a week with the club. These would be club sponsored rides, so you have to be a Blizzard member to ride. With membership you are also able to join in on over 100 different races and events over the course of the year.

Blizzard member ships can be obtained here: Blizzard Bicycle Club Memberships

Wednesday Night Coach Rides

Starting in May we will be hosting through the Blizzard Bike Club a Wednesday night coach ride. We will meet at the Northern Lights College parking lot at 7 pm and from there take a short tour around the area at a slow to moderate pace depending on the level of the riders. This ride will be restricted to one hour so the distance will depend on the pace. During this ride volunteer coaches will provide training in many aspects of cycling such as: what to wear and how to set up your bike, rules of the road, riding in a pace line, drafting, ride etiquette, where to ride. Bring your membership, your bike, a helmet, some water and all your questions!

Saturday Croissant Ride

Tying into the existing Blizzard rides, this ride is held every Saturday at 10 am from Baked on 100th Avenue and distance and destination is up to the riders. It is meant to be a moderate pace and the goal is to get in 60 kms, but we will be sure to wear people in as they get comfortable. These longer distance rides help the riders to get comfortable with putting on some kilometres, as well as how much water and food is needed to fuel your body over these distances. Bring your bike, helmet, two water bottles, food and a repair kit, including air pump and spare tubes!

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Taylor, BC V0C 2K0

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