Day 4 – Vernon to Kelowna

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We had to deal with head winds and more construction as we rode out of Vernon but the route took us over beautful undulating hills through the ‘Jewel of the Okanagan’.  Total distance 54.9 kms with cooler temperatures, averaging 28.

Special thank you to Fresh Air Concept and Jim Bates for hosting the reception to kick off the 30 and 70km community rides tomorrow. There were many personal stories shared by Cindy Lister, Rod MacInnis and Jim Bates, reminding us all why we are doing this.  Jon McComb shared some encouraging news that one UBC researcher believes he will have a treatment within 5 years that will stop the progression of ALS – such hopeful news! Carter McComb, 8 years old, raised the most money ($4,865.00), winning 2 Canucks tickets and a stay at Accent Inns.  He also left us with the final thoughts of the evening, that left no dry eyes – “You have to try. You might not be the best at everything or fix everything but you have to keep trying.”

Daily Highlights:

  • Riding into Kelowna to the supportive waves and honks
  • Carole Farrell’s Zumba dance moves as she cheered us on at the nutrition stops.
  • Seeing the Triple S team in their team jerseys
  • Carter McComb

 

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