The Cycle of Hope Society is committed to raising ALS awareness and inspiring hope for families living with ALS. Our hope is to help Canadian researchers find a cure for ALS.
Co-founders Cindy Lister and Robin Farrell began with an idea in December 2011, an idea born out of a tragic loss. Having recently lost her father to ALS, Cindy shared with Robin the cruel symptoms of ALS on a patient and the devastating impact ALS has on the immediate family members. Both passionate about cycling, they decided to create a cycling event that would help raise greater ALS awareness and fulfill the need to connect with other families impacted by the challenges of this disease. And so it beganâŚ.
In 2012, the inaugural ALS Awareness Journey included a select group of 6 riders that spent 10 days scouting a route from Kamloops to Hope. They were humbled and inspired by the overwhelming encouragement and support they received along the way and convinced this project would have positive impacts on communities.
From 2013 to 2015, the Cycle of Hope Society annually rode the official ALS Awareness Journey that included a 7 day, 550km route from Kamloops to Keremeos.
Community events and rides were introduced in both Kelowna and Victoria to broaden our reach and provide opportunities for others to get involved and support our mission.
In 2016 the Cycle of Hope Society introduced a cycling club to replace the ALS Awareness Journey.
The Cycle of Hope Society is a non-profit, volunteer run organization and we are proud to have raised over $250,000.00 for ALS Canada and ALS BC/Yukon.