Despite the pandemic stopping the typical in-person event, a provincial bike ride to raise money for research and treatment raised almost $2 million this year.
Taking place on Saturday, Alberta’s Ride to Conquer Cancer is usually a spectacle to see, as massive crowds of cyclists pedal their way through the province. For the past 12 years, thousands have rallied and raised more than $80 million to improve cancer treatment, research and care in Alberta.
While COVID-19 made sure there wouldn’t be the usual flock of cyclists in one place, participants raised a total of $1.9 million before they put the rubber to the road today. Spurred on by the hashtag #WeStillRide, small groups and loan riders went for trip of their own choosing, for any distance they felt they could muster.
— Ian Morrow (@iandmorrow) August 29, 2020
One member of Team Enbridge, — Enbridge is the event’s main sponsor — raised $47,000 alone, the highest amount collected by a single individual.
If you did participate, don’t miss the virtual happy hour going on at 5 pm this evening, and if you want to get amped up before going on a (late) ride of your own, check out the pre-race rally they had online.