Being a climber, I’m sure you’ve heard of CAC. That is Climber’s Against Cancer for those of you who have been living under a rock. What my friends are doing is something with very similar causes; they decided to bike across Canada during the month of Movember (November with a moustache) to raise awareness for Men’s Health. Here’s an article in The Province about the start or their ride.[singlepic id=612 height=280 width=280 float=centre] Cancer strikes hard and we all have someone we know who it has touched. It most recently came to someone who is very close to me. It is only through awareness and support that we can continue to fight through these difficult times for our friends and loved ones.
Three of my good friends from Vancouver embarked on a journey of a lifetime. They left Vancouver on October 17th and are making a 45 day ride across Canada finishing in Toronto. They will cross the Rocky Mountains, they will ride in snow, sleet and across the prairies. One thing that will never fail is their determination, cause and moustaches. I was lucky enough to go to the same high school as these men and they were always fun to be around. When they announced the ride, I knew I wanted to do it with them but sadly didn’t have enough time. To support them on their trip, another one of great high school friends Erin Quinn decided to drive the camper van for them![singlepic id=609 height=330 width=330 float=right]
They are happy, funny and hard to miss having an average height of 6″5 (195 cm). Here’s a picture of me with two of the MoRiders after the 2010 World Cup in Eindhoven. Their ultimate goal is to spread awareness, start conversations and raise money for men’s health. They declared a personal goal of raising 100,000$. Yes One-hundred-thousand-dollars… They’re just over halfway through their ride and have raised 40,000$.