Once again, we are on the other side of the ride. It has happened. We recruited, we encouraged donors and each other. We pedaled and walked the miles. We laughed and worked and enjoyed. We are thankful, so very thankful. Just look at the outcome!!
75 participants on 11 teams! Wow!
We heard from Gary Shenk in Victoria. They had 6 first time riders on their team of 8. It was a perfect day for riding, with the majority of their team riding as a group and loving the support from the checkpoints and each other.
Now let me tell you about Elias! He was one of our youngest riders, he rode in Smithers, he was one of our top fundraisers (raised $1265.00)...and he rode 20 kms!! He made a video to inspire himself and others, and in our opinion it worked. We are so proud of you Elias!
Our biggest group met in Fort Langley. There were options for a 5km walk, or rides of 10km, 25km or 50kms. Stand As One was well represented in all distances. There were stories of skill, endurance, determination and survival, none embellished I'm sure, with a day enjoyed by all.
We are so thankful for every participant and donor. Thank You all! Please keep checking our posts as we update on how these funds have impacted Malawi.