A cross-Canada motorcycle event
celebrates prostate cancer awareness and support for the military in
We couldn’t say it better than the
website, so here, in their words, is the deal: "The 10th
Anniversary Motorcycle Ride for Dad’s Celebration Tour is a
once-in-a-lifetime national event that links the Military Families
Fund and Motorcycle Ride for Dad, a grass-roots national movement of
people who have a shared passion for motorcycling and prostate cancer
awareness. Starting in windswept St. John’s Newfoundland on August
1, 2010 and finishing in stately Victoria, British Columbia on August
29, 2010, an Army of Chrome and leather will weave its way through
the Canadian heartland spreading the twin messages of Prostate Cancer
awareness and Support for our Troops."
The tour is divided into seven stages,
each being from one to eight days in duration. Most stages will
involve a parade and a major event at a Canadian military base.
Total length of the ride is about 9,200
km. Riders can complete any number of stages, so you can join in without doing the whole month-long tour.
On day four, for example, the riders
head south from Revelstoke, B.C., to the ferry crossing at Shelter
Bay. After a half-hour boat ride, they hit the ground running for 50
km through forests to the logging town of Nakusp, then down through
the pastoral Slocan Valley to South Slocan and a slight eastward
diversion to Nelson, a heritage city.
The Ride for Dad is a national event
that takes place in May and June in centres across the country. This
10th anniversary ride celebrates the Ride for Dad.
For more information, see ridefordadanniversary.org.