Local Road Ride Criss-Crosses The Bonnechere Valley For Charity
EGANVILLE – Cyclists of all ages and abilities rode through the Bonnechere Valley in support of charity, raising $3000 for MRI and $500 for the local food bank.
“It was a win-win event – people peddled for fun along, for health, and for charity,” shared Erin Whyte, Tour de Bonnechere 2013 organizer. “We are thrilled to have raised $3,000 for the MRI and $500 for the Food Bank.“
Starting at Legion Park Field in Eganville, Tour de Bonnechere offered three routes for participants; 100km long course, 60km short course, and the 18km family Ride & Bonnechere Caves. With 150 registered members, the day was a smashing success.
“It is wonderful that so many families and individuals came out and got to experience the Bonnechere Valley, said Tammy McCarthy of Gearheads. “It is exciting to be here and supporting this terrific endeavour. Not only does it showcase the Valley, but it goes towards a cause that affects us all.”
“It was the first time our family participated in the event, and I would encourage everyone from across the Valley to get involved in Next year’s ride,” shared Nancy Warren, Executive Director of the Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation.