This looks like a ride that some Tripleshotters might be interested in. The following is from a note that Jim Benninger, Chair of the Boomer's Legacy Ride, sent me:
For several years we have conducted a 240km Bike Ride (not a race) from Comox to Victoria and, on a couple of occasions from Victoria to Comox. This year, on June 8-9, we have changed our normal pattern from a single start and stop point to one with three starting points (Victoria, Port Alberni - Mountain Bike, and Comox) and one finish point, in Comox. All three groups meet at the Nanaimo Armoury at the end of Day 1 for dinner and overnight accommodation. Day 2 sees all three groups riding to CFB Comox for a celebratory banquet and closing ceremony. The ride is fully supported with all meals, snacks and support vehicles. Transportation is available to and from Victoria, Port Alberni and Comox. Further information including registration details can be found at www.BoomersLegacyBC.ca
We are very interested in getting the word out to your group to join us on this fun and satisfying group ride. Boomer’s has worked hard over the last 12 years to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to enable our military personnel help those less fortunate both at home and abroad. Locally, Boomer’s is involved in the Habitat for Humanity Lake Trail Build (Courtenay - $20,000). Down Island, Boomer’s funds were recently used toward renovation and expansion of the Mustard Seed Food Bank ($20,000), and the Rainbow Soup Kitchen in Victoria ($20,000).
Looks like there are options for road riders and mountain bikers (maybe cross-riders?) alike.
There's some more information about the group below my signature. And here: http://boomerslegacybc.ca/
What is Boomer’s Legacy? Boomer’s Legacy is named after Corporal Andrew “Boomer” Eykelenboom, a dedicated soldier and a Canadian Armed Forces medic killed by a suicide bomber on August 11, 2006. Andrew was committed to saving lives and helping the Afghan people realize freedom. His death was the catalyst to creating Boomer’s Legacy to help men and women in uniform make a positive difference in the lives of others. Andrew’s humanitarian spirit lives on through Boomer’s Legacy, committed to "Helping our Troops Help Others”.
“As a member of the Canadian Armed Forces, Boomer’s Legacy can help you make a difference in the communities you serve. Every idea is an opportunity to have a positive impact on both the lives of others, and your own. Anybody in the military can be a ‘Boomer’…” ~ Maureen Eykelenboom, founder of Boomer’s Legacy.
Goal of Boomer’s Legacy
The goal of Boomer’s Legacy is to empower all deployed Canadian Armed Forces soldiers, sailors, aviators and airwomen by raising and providing charitable funds, thus helping them to help others. In this way, they are able to carry on Andrew’s strongly felt desire to provide much needed humanitarian assistance to people wherever and whenever Canadian Armed Forces members are.
What We Do
We fund humanitarian initiatives with the goal of building local capacity to provide a lasting impact. Projects vary from helping a family, a school, a hospital or an area, to providing opportunities for women and improving health care or education conditions. We raise awareness of our military’s efforts on deployed operations around the globe and raise funds for Boomer’s Legacy – money our soldiers can access to further help the people in communities where they serve. We do this by holding fundraising events and by giving presentations to schools and interested groups. Funds raised have been used for basic humanitarian needs, medical care, and education.
In honour of Andrew and all who lost their lives in Afghanistan, we will remember. At every Boomer’s Legacy fundraising event, we acknowledge their sacrifice. Each participant carries a biography card of a fallen soldier to inspire and motivate them to cycle harder, run faster, or walk longer. We honour all the Canadian Armed Forces members who gave their lives in service to Canada to ensure that they are never forgotten.
Organize unscheduled rides
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