From Norco Performance Bikes: July 7, 2009Ã‚Â This past weekend was the Vancouver to Seattle edition of The Ride to Conquer Cancer. This two day journey started out at Guilford Mall in Surrey BC and traveled south ending at the University of Washington in Seattle WA. The Norco Pit crew followed the entire course setting up tech support stations to cure whatever technical catastrophe that may sneak up on a rider. From flat tires to broken spokes, missing bolts to seatpost shims, there was no bike that didn’t roll once we were done with it.
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Approximately 140km into the ride camp was set up in Mt Vernon for Saturday night. it was here that approximately 1600 riders and several hundred volunteers spent the evening camped out in some cozy confines.
Getting up first thing Sunday morning for a 6:30AM start the Norco crew headed further south to four more support stations on route. The day’s ride would go through at least three seasons worth of weather. Starting off in a light rain, it would soon clear up just enough to enjoy lunch. Shortly there after though, we would be pummeled with a hail storm and see some more of the wet stuff. But, don’t worry, soon thereafter, the clouds would part and bask the finish line with some most appreciated rays of sunshine.
The Ride to Conquer Cancer raised an incredible $6.9 million for cancer research and will help to take one step closer to finding a cure.
Congratulations to everyone who participated, thank you to everyone who contributed and welcome to anyone who has been inspired to come out next year. Get full information on the event at:Ã‚Â conquercancer.ca
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