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The B.C. Lung Association's Bicycle Trek for Life and Breath

By DH Vancouver Staff, DH Vancouver Staff Aug 30, 2012 7:47 am

The 200km bicycle ride is coming back to the Fraser Valley next weekend.

Twenty-eight years ago a handful of cycling enthusiasts came together to ride in support of lung health and clean air with no idea of the tradition they were about to start! Today, the BC Lung Association’s Bicycle Trek for Life and Breath continues to thrive, uniting riders from across BC to take part in an incredible two day, fully supported 200 km ride through BC’s picturesque Fraser Valley. Trek is a weekend getaway where outdoor and cycling enthusiasts of all ages and abilities can put their lungs and legs to the test while forming lifelong friendships. Experience the ride of your life and spend a weekend helping British Columbians breathe easier!

While the event continues to get better each year, Trek still holds true to its grassroots beginnings and remains a weekend where outdoors and cycling enthusiasts of all ages and abilities put their lungs and legs to the test while forming lifelong friendships. Everyone is welcome; new riders and seasoned cyclists. Experience the ride of your life and spend a weekend helping British Columbians breathe easier – become a ‘Trekker’ in training today!

On Saturday, participants ride from Hazelmere RV Park and Campground to the Stillwood Camp and Conference Centre, located near Cultus Lake. The cyclists stay overnight and cycle back along a different route.

Cyclists participating in the 200km ride in 2011

The weekend includes:

  • Gear transportation
  • Mechanical and medical route vans
  • Sweep safety cyclists tagging along on the road
  • Three rest stops per day
  • Accommodation, and more!

Participants are encouraged to fundraise at least $475, with prizes being rewarded for every level of fundraising! All proceeds support lung health and air quality research, education, and advocacy.

For participants registering individually, check out the Chain Gang Facebook group (the Trek house team) to connect with your teammates, and share training and fundraising tips!

Long-time Trek sponsor Dunbar Cycles is hosting free training sessions to help you prep for the ride. Meet up in front of Dunbar Cycles (4219 Dunbar Street) on Sundays at 10am and Thursdays at 7pm. Road bikes are required.

Location
Hazelmere RV Park and Campground in South Surrey, east of White Rock beach.

Date
Saturday September 8 to Sunday September 9

For more information, or to register, visit www.bicycletrek.ca or the association’s FAQ page, or call the BC Lung Association Events Team at 604-731-5864. The registration fee is $25.

Image credit: BC Lung Association


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