Motorcycle Ride for Cancer raises $12 623

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On Saturday, June 18, riders mounted their bikes and took off for a beautiful, sunny ride on a route through beautiful Haliburton Highlands with an optional overnight stay at the Pinestone Resort in Haliburton for the BCA annual Ride for Cancer.

This year’s ride was as successful as always. Not only did we have an outstanding number of participants, but the money raised totalled a staggering $12,623! Thank you to the Ride for Cancer Committee for organizing such a successful day.

Past BCA president Scott Ward came up with the idea for the ride eight years ago, and the event has grown each and every year since. This year’s well marked route (thanks to John Cuppage of Shouldice Designer Stone and Paul Cormier of CRS-Contractors Rental Supply) included stops in the villages of Norland, Kinmount, Tory Hill and finished in Haliburton. The committee handed out “Money Madness” cards at selected stops along the route and the rider with the most money at the end of the day generously donated their winnings back to the cause.

This year’s event sponsors included:

Accutemp, Atlas Dewatering, Bikram Barrie Yoga, Boston Pizza, Brabary, Brian’s Little Electric, Calow Benefit Group, Central Ontario Powersports, Chalmers Construction Inc., Corix Water Products Limited Partnership, CRS-Contractors Rental Supply, Donaleigh’s Irish Pub, Duivenvoorden Haulage Ltd., Dynamic Enterprises Ltd., Eisses Brothers Excavating, Forterra, Haliburton Foodland, Haliburton Timber Mart, Hawg Worx Barrie, John Eek & Son Ltd., Mak Mechanical, Milestones, Moxie’s Grill & Bar, Nottawasaga Mechanical, Plumbtech Plumbing, Quinan Construction, Residence & Conference Centre, Rutherford Contracting Ltd., Sarjeant Insurance, SDS – Safety Design Strategies, Shouldice Designer Stone, Shepherds Enterprises, Spring Tree Farm Corp., St. Louis Wings, St. Onge Recreation, Tacoma Engineers, Tim Horton’s, The Keg Restaurant, The Sarjeant Company Ltd., Vipond Inc. and Wamco Waterworks.

We will begin planning for next year’s ride early in the new year. Let us know if you would like to be part of our committee. We have set the date for June 17, 2017.

Did you know? Registration is available on-line at www.rideforcancer.ca.