Wednesday July 23, 2014





'Big ride' cycling event to raise money for MS Society

They call it an Indoor GranFondo.

But what it really means is one heck of a lot of stationary bike riding to raise money for the MS Society of Kamloops.

The GranFondo — loosely translated from Italian as "big ride" — is designed for everyone from competitive to amateur cyclists to enjoy, the City of Kamloops said in a press release Thursday.

The event — sponsored by the City, PacificSport and the MS Society — takes place Sunday, Feb. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tournament Capital Centre Fieldhouse.

Participants can ride for six hours, four hours, two hours, or any open amount of time, with all riders finishing together at 4 p.m., led by Olympic cyclist Catharine Pendrel. Cost is $50 for adults, $25 for youth aged 13 to 18 and children are free.

Participants can bring their own bike and bike trainer (bicycle stand), or a limited number of bike trainers will be available for rent. A limited number of spin bikes are also available for free.

Along with the GranFondo, there will be a Family Day weekend at the Tournament Capital Centre, featuring free entertainment, bike challenges and speakers on stage. There will also be a free swim from 1 to 4 p.m, a Kidzone, a tots parade, workshops, and cycling expo.

Go to www.kamloopsgranfondo.ca to register. Register by Jan. 15 and be entered to win a one-month pass to the TCC.

For more information visit the Facebook page at Kamloops Indoor GranFondo.





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