2017 National Rider Blogs

Follow our National Riders and Volunteers as they embark on this incredible 18 day journey across Canada on behalf of childhood cancer. Follow their stories and see how it impacts their lives:


 

Day 16 and 17

Sorry about the delay.  Yesterday was a hard day. Do you remember 3 years ago (I think it was 3 years) when I wrote about the two 4 year old girls that I thought were sisters?  Well, there’s only 1 now. Take a moment to digest that.  A family lost...
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DAY 16 ~ MONCTON TO CHARLOTTETOWN

What a fabulous day. A little chilly, and some wind but, it was a joy to ride today. With our 6am wake up and breakfast as usual.. we had breakfast provided by the local Sears store associates…and had a special guest ~ Chloe. She is a bundle of energy and...
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DAY 15 – EDMUNSTON TO WOODSTOCK

How the days have flown by, hard to believe that by the end of this week we will be in Halifax. We started today with an emotional dedication from one of our very own volunteers ,,,,, written as a letter from heaven from a loved son to encourage us all...
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Two days left!

Day 15 & 16 Yesterday we rode from Levi, Quebec to Rivière du Loup. It was so scenic as we followed the south side of the St Lawrence River all day through small hamlets with church steeples. He wind was our challenge once again. Our dedication was to Adam, a...
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Day 13 Newcastle to Belleville

Day 13! Time flies.  My friend Colin (who I met at Tour for Kids Atlantic) came to see us at breakfast and brought his new puppy! People that bring us Puppies are very popular.   Today we rode for Katie – a typical 15 year old girl in her first...
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Day 14 maskinonge to quebec

We started our day with breakfast at a fun restaurant with a lot of cow themed decor.  Mario made sure I had extra bacon 🙂 ​​ Hélène and Claude, who rode with us in 2015, joined us for the day along with Martin who was a team 2 rider in...
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Day 12 Barrie to Toronto

The day we roll into Toronto is a turning point for the ride.  Being here is a lot like summer camp I think.  The first few days you can’t believe you will be gone for so long. Somewhere in the middle you find yourself in the bubble that is the...
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Day 15- More kids dying

Day 15 Edmunston to Woodstock, NB Yup- another province! That’s what happens when you keep pedalling! We rode for little James today! He is Gord’s son. Look at his picture- tell me what a beautiful & innocent little lad he is & was! He just exudes love & joy. He...
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Day 14 Maskinoge to Quebec City

Day 14- Maskinoge to Quebec City Another best day ever!! Beautiful sunshine, beautiful views, beautiful people, beautiful dedication & a beautiful ride! I even bought the freshest cheese curds at the breakfast stop! Mmmmm Some days riding are harder than others but today’s 160 km seemed easier than other days....
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Gladiator’s

Gladiators have a mission for which they feel real passion. Call it a purpose, an obsession, a calling: whatever the terminology, this ride is full of them. They come in many forms; riders, volunteers, people who relentlessly support us along the way and above all our kids who we are...
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Hope

Sept 19th and 20th, 2017 We’re all tired. Long hot days in the bike, another time change last night meant we lost an hour of sleep, and we rolled in close to midnight to our sleeping spot.   Last night was the first time I crawled into the RV at the...
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CLOSING IN!

Sept. 19, 2017 Today’s Journal Entry: Sept. 19, 2002 – Started oral methotrexate (2.5 mg/wk.) Carly is still feeling so tired this morning, but well enough to go to school. She had a little cereal for breakfast. We decided to drop her backpack off at the babysitter’s on my way...
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Day 15 – So much old, too much new

Adam Fedosoff.  Ground Zero for me.  The very beginning of my life as a National Rider is completely and totally Adam’s fault.  That’s not a bad thing, but it is important because his mom is worried that he’s being forgotten. I can assure you, this is not the case.  As...
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Day 14 New Brunswick

Tuff ride today.  Longest yet, but lots of fun we get stronger by the day and had some great rollers.  Super tuff morning. Todays dedication was to our buddy and newly appointed RV driver Gord’s late son. We have blogged about James in one of our past blogs.  If you...
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