Tour of The Peace 2017

Join us on August 12, 2017

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In January of 2015, Dan and Joanna Webster found out the hard way that their son Sam had Type 1 Diabetes.  Sam was rushed to the Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton sufferingfrom a profound case of diabetic ketoacidosis.  Sam made it through that ordeal and adjusted to his new diet and regime of insulin injections, he is back playing hockey, soccer and cycling thanks to the great diabetes controls that are available today.  His toughness and never quit attitude has inspired us to raise money for JDRF, because this little guy is a hero in our eyes and deserves a cure!  In 2015 Dan raised money through the Tough Mudder event in Drumheller, Alberta and then attended the JDRF Hincapie Gran Fondo in Greenville, South Carolina.  It was this amazing experience, being surrounded by other people passionate to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes that inspired the Tour of the Peace.

JDRF did not have any Canadian Rides set up on their Ride for a Cure program, so in 2016, through the hard work of many volunteers and 18 brave cyclist, the first ever Tour of the Peace was done.  The inaugural Tour of the Peace raised over $22K with only 18 riders.  We were astounded at the support and love shown by an amazing group of volunteers, which lead to this ride being extremely successful and enjoyed by all.  Check out some of the footage from last year's ride at these links:

CJDC News Pre-Ride   Ride Overview   CJDC News During Ride                       

MP Bob Zimmer Congratulates the TOTP

 

For more information on the Tour of the Peace, last year’s ride and to sign up, please visit Tour of the Peace

 

Please join us in raising money for juvenile diabetes research at the “Tour of the Peace”.  The tour will see us cycling by all three dam sites on the mighty Peace River.  Starting in Taylor, BC, we will travel up the World Famous Alaska Highway, through Fort St. John to Historic Mile 54, then turn onto the Don Phillips Way highway to Hudson’s Hope, touring along the future Site C Reservoir to the Peace Canyon Dam.  We will then travel back through Hudson’s Hope to the end of the ride at the WAC Bennett Dam on the Williston Reservoir (144 kms total).  This world class destination and challenging roadways are an enticing draw and challenge to cyclists in this well-known part of northeastern British Columbia. Please join us August 12, 2017 in our ride for a cure!

 

 

Sign up now for this exciting bike tour of the Peace River

WHY should I join the ride?

Raise money for diabetes research

Get in awesome shape

Ride a world class cycling route

Enjoy the views along the picturesque Peace River Valley

 

HOW do I join the ride?

Purchase a ticket and complete the registration form at:

Eventbrite - Tour of the Peace 2017

 

Join us Saturday, August 12th, 2017

as we tour the Peace from

Peace Island Park in Taylor to the

WAC Bennett Dam in Hudson’s Hope

 

 

Contact us @ tourofthepeace@gmail.com                                  

 

Call Dan or Joanna Webster @ 250-794-1110 / 250-787-6735

 

Visit our Webpage:  2017 Tour of the Peace      

               

Visit our Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/2017TourofthePeace/

 

Rider:

Bio:

Dedicate this ride to:

Sam Webster

Sam is 14 years old and was diagnosed with T1D in January of 2015 after going into diabetic ketoacidosis and almost losing his life.  Since he has adjusted to the daily insulin injections and has continued a very active lifestyle of playing hockey, soccer and cycling.  Sam is a popular outgoing teenager, with a bright future before him.  But he constantly runs the risk of his blood sugar going low and dying or the threat to his long term health from high blood sugars.  Sam did the Tour (yes all 144 kms) last year at the age of 13 and will rock it again this year!

All Type 1 diabetics out there!

Rider:

Bio:

Dedicate this ride to:

Dan Webster

Dan is Sam’s father and had to watch him almost die to this disease. Since then Dan has dedicated his time to raising money for JDRF as they fight to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.  Starting with the Tough Mudder event in Drumheller Alberta, then the Hincapie Gran Fondo in South Carolina, Dan started the Tour of the Peace to start fundraising locally in northeastern BC.  Dan rides with the Blizzard Bike Club (current Vice President) and is a self-described “middle of the packer”, while not winning every race, Dan hopes to bring his passion for cycling to finding a cure!

Sam Webster

 

Couch to Tour Training

We hear it a lot.  We hear all sorts of excuses:

 

"Hey, that's great that you are raising money for Type One Diabetes, I know someone that lives with that disease, but I just don't think I could ride a bike that far..."

 

"I'd do the ride if I could take my motorbike, but there is no way I could pedal that far..."

 

"You guys are crazy, that's way too much biking, I'm not in as good of shape as I used to be..."

 

Good news people - you can do it and we will help you achieve this goal!

Couch to Tour Training

In partnership with the Blizzard Bicycle Club (BBC), we will be offering to all perspective Tour of the Peace riders the opportunity to do two training rides a week with the club. These would be club sponsored rides, so you have to be a Blizzard member to ride.  With membership you are also able to join in on over 100 different races and events over the course of the year.

 

 

Blizzard member ships can be obtained here:  Blizzard Bicycle Club Memberships

 

Wednesday Night Coach Rides

Starting in May we will be hosting through the Blizzard Bike Club a Wednesday night coach ride.  We will meet at the Northern Lights College parking lot at 7 pm and from there take a short tour around the area at a slow to moderate pace depending on the level of the riders.  This ride will be restricted to one hour so the distance will depend on the pace.  During this ride volunteer coaches will provide training in many aspects of cycling such as: what to wear and how to set up your bike, rules of the road, riding in a pace line, drafting, ride etiquette, where to ride.  Bring your membership, your bike, a helmet, some water and all your questions!

Saturday Croissant Ride

Tying into the existing Blizzard rides, this ride is held every Saturday at 10 am from Baked on 100th Avenue and distance and destination is up to the riders.  It is meant to be a moderate pace and the goal is to get in 60 kms, but we will be sure to wear people in as they get comfortable.  These longer distance rides help the riders to get comfortable with putting on some kilometres, as well as how much water and food is needed to fuel your body over these distances.  Bring your bike, helmet, two water bottles, food and a repair kit, including air pump and spare tubes!

        

 

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