National Kids Cancer Ride

DAY 17 ~ NEW GLASGOW TO LOWER SACKVILLE

Talk about emotions! It’s already the second last day! Where did 3 weeks disappear??? It seems like yesterday that we finished our first group ride to stretch our legs in Vancouver and now it’s almost over.

Today we started with 3 special dedications. We heard from a group of local children who have carried on the memory of their friend Jenna’s (Gina) memory and have continued to fundraise and raise awareness in her honor. We then heard from fellow rider Taylor Wheatley who shared the story of why we ride, why we should carry on doing what we are doing in memory of Gretta who was a friend and earlier this week has earned her wings so is looking down from above to ensure we have a safe journey, Thank you Taylor for sharing with us! Our 3rd dedication was for another fellow riders family member Fiona and Scott Steele in memory of their son Simon. It was a tear wrenching moment that again solidified the reason why we are doing this ride. With an emotinoal hug for all we mounted our bikes and headed out.

We made a stop for our first break and was provided a lovely soup and home made buns and cookies for snack.   We had a lovely thank you from all and headed on our way to our next stop.

Our lunch stop was AMAZING – we had delicious food provided by the local fire department and met with a grade 6 class who has been following our blog entries. They were asked to find each rider who they were following and we met Tyler …. A 10 yr old who loves to ride his bike and play dodgeball on a trampoline. He made a beautiful sign and we were able to visit for a while before heading out to our next break.

Lead out of Town by a fire rescue truck we were on the road again …. Another wonderful stop and more delicious food we embraced in a circle with first time riders in the middle, surrounded by volunteers and then returning riders. Kelly spoke to us as a group but, really hit each one of us at heart in realizing how much we have accomplished and how special this moment is as tomorrow we join both Team 2 and the Chase to our final destination in Halifax.

What can I say…. I never in a million years figured I would be able to accomplish something of this magnitude but, have now made a new group of friends and developed a lifetime of memories. To a safe ride and journey ~ CHEERS to all and thank you for your support throughout.

Talk about emotions! It’s already the second last day! Where did 3 weeks disappear??? It seems like yesterday that we finished our first group ride to stretch our legs in Vancouver and now it’s almost over.

Today we started with 3 special dedications. We heard from a group of local children who have carried on the memory of their friend Jenna’s (Gina) memory and have continued to fundraise and raise awareness in her honor. We then heard from fellow rider Taylor Wheatley who shared the story of why we ride, why we should carry on doing what we are doing in memory of Gretta who was a friend and earlier this week has earned her wings so is looking down from above to ensure we have a safe journey, Thank you Taylor for sharing with us! Our 3rd dedication was for another fellow riders family member Fiona and Scott Steele in memory of their son Simon. It was a tear wrenching moment that again solidified the reason why we are doing this ride. With an emotinoal hug for all we mounted our bikes and headed out.

We made a stop for our first break and was provided a lovely soup and home made buns and cookies for snack.   We had a lovely thank you from all and headed on our way to our next stop.

Our lunch stop was AMAZING – we had delicious food provided by the local fire department and met with a grade 6 class who has been following our blog entries. They were asked to find each rider who they were following and we met Tyler …. A 10 yr old who loves to ride his bike and play dodgeball on a trampoline. He made a beautiful sign and we were able to visit for a while before heading out to our next break.

Lead out of Town by a fire rescue truck we were on the road again …. Another wonderful stop and more delicious food we embraced in a circle with first time riders in the middle, surrounded by volunteers and then returning riders. Kelly spoke to us as a group but, really hit each one of us at heart in realizing how much we have accomplished and how special this moment is as tomorrow we join both Team 2 and the Chase to our final destination in Halifax.

What can I say…. I never in a million years figured I would be able to accomplish something of this magnitude but, have now made a new group of friends and developed a lifetime of memories. To a safe ride and journey ~ CHEERS to all and thank you for your support throughout.

Leave a Reply