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MoRide Canada

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!

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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$. Yes One-hundred-thousand-dollars… They’re just over halfway through their ride and have raised 40,000$.

So my challenge to you is to help them reach that goal. It’s everyone chipping in whatever they can that makes these things a success. HERE is a link to their donation page. It’s tax free and get to declare it among your taxes!

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If you live in Ontario and near the trans Canada highway, go and cheer them on as they come through your town. I wish I could be there in Toronto as they finish their ride… I know I’ll get to see them soon enough but I find what they are doing to be so inspirational. Great job guys, keep up the good work 🙂 [singlepic id=608 height=500 width=500 float=centre] As an added incentive, my friends have decided to ride through Thunder Bay Ontario in these fantastic suits (pictured below). This is of course however only if they reach their 50,000$ mark by midnight November 11th on whatever time zone they’re on. I will also contribute to their cause by posting pictures of my fantastic looking moustache which I’ve been growing since November 1st. [singlepic id=610 height=500 width=500 float=centre] If you have any questions about their ride or anything else, you can post here, on my “Sean McColl” facebook page or directly to them at their “Moustache Ride Across Canada” facebook page. One last time, here’s their << Donation Page >> Thanks for reading!

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    Dave

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    Just a pet peeve of mine but… “across *some* or even *most* of canada” would be more appropriate… didn’t realize the country ended at Toronto…

    I’m kidding…mostly… all due respect to the guys and wish them luck with their cause!

    Also good luck in Kranj, don’t let the moustache weigh you down.

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      Sean McColl

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      So there’s more after Toronto? No I’m kidding, you’re right. It’s also very common for “Westerners” (say Vancouver?) to say that Toronto is East Coast… 🙂

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    Dave Burnett

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    With all due respect it doesn’t say Moustache Ride across all of Canada.

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      Dave

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      a·cross
      əˈkrôs,əˈkräs/
      preposition & adverb
      1.
      from one side to the other of (something).

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