National Kids Cancer Ride

NKCR – Day 9 – Quetico to Thunder Bay

We spent the night in Atikokan and our day 9 breakfast was hosted by the Native Friendship Centre. Many thanks to the our wonderful hosts for a great breakfast. The emblem on the wall in this picture means – Bring the Children Home.

Day 9 dedication was read by Frank . Today we ride for Sean.

Another challenging day on the road.  Cool brisk winds from the east again. Its always a bit of a guess as to the right layers of clothes for the conditions. Once we got that sorted out the dealing with the cold was not a problem.

Kevin and I coaxed Paul into a little bet for the last leg of our ride. $20 donation if he could do the next 30k without saying a word.  Thanks for the $20 donation Paul.  There were 8 of us on the bikes for this last section that finished with a beauty 6 km climb.

We shuttled to the base of the Terry Fox memorial in Thunder Bay. As a group we rode our bikes to the top.  It’s my second time visiting this incredible place. Many emotions come to the surface – sadness for all those affected by cancer, anger that many of those arent survivors, pride in the recognition of a Canadian Legend. Terry Fox ran 26 miles every day from Newfoundland to Thunder Bay. That’s a marathon every day!