We have held this event for the past 31 years. It is a bike ride from Vancouver to Harrison Hot Springs Resort, a distance of 120km.  It is held the second Sunday in July and this year falls on July 10th.  The event is run to raise funds for the deaf and hard of hearing in British Columbia and we have raised over $2.8 million in our 31 years.

This picture is of Baljeet and Jaspreet Rakmo. Jaspreet has a cochlear implant and he has been doing very well adapting to the new technology.
Riders start at 6am. They are supported by a repair van, radio cars that track our progress and a nurse in the event of minor accidents. With the support of McDonalds we offer drinks and a muffin at 3 checkpoints at the start of the ride and provide an additional 2 check points with water and fruit for the riders. Checkpoints are approx 20 km apart and offer a rest stop, as well as refreshments.

Most riders finish by Noon and stragglers are picked up at 2pm if necessary.

At Harrison, riders enjoy a light lunch, have access to the Resorts, spas and pools and finish the day with a celebration banquet at 4:30. We have prizes for all riders who raise over $300, plus we have additional prize draws for riders who raise over $300 and $500 and we have a prize raffle. Over 80 sponsors support our ride with donations of food, prizes and cash to offset our expenses.

At 6:30 we bus riders and truck their bikes back to Brentwood Town Centre (which is the starting point of the ride)

Many riders form teams and compete for the TeamTrophy which is awarded to the team raising the most in pledges.

Photographs are taken of all riders at the finish line and posted on the web for them to download if they wish.

This is considered by most riders to be a fun day. It is well organized (if I do say so myself) and that brings riders back every year. Last year we had 179 riders who raised a total of $165,000. A record year in both ridership and pledges.

Last year we donated 25,000 to the Children's Hearing and Speech Centre of BC for their Distance Delivery outreach program, 43,850 to St. Paul's Hospital for Otology Outreach Equipment and Audiologist Workstations, and 35,075 to BC Family Hearing Resource Society for a Virtual Hearing Platform and Telehealth Services.