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Cops for Kids fundraising ride in southern Interior going ahead with pandemic adjustments

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June 29, 2020 - 4:30 PM

Every year, RCMP officers ride across B.C.'s southern Interior to support kids who have experienced medical, physical or mental trauma.

This year the annual Cops for Kids fundraiser will look a little different due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Usually 30 police officers cycle across the southern Interior, but this September they're designating a few local riders to complete each leg of the 10-day journey on behalf of the team, according to an RCMP news release.

The remainder of the team will continue to pedal 100 kilometres each day in their home community as a promise to the children who need them most, reads the release.

READ MORE: Cops for Kids raises hundreds of thousands of dollars from this year's bike ride

The 20th anniversary format will see 30 police officers training on their own this summer, along with fundraising at least $2,500 for the charity.

The cops will still get the opportunity to ride one day from Sept. 11 to 20 on their designated route. The Cops for Kids team is asking local supporters cheer from a safe distance as the small group passes by. Dates and times will be made available through the organization’s website here and on this Facebook page.

Cycling enthusiasts can also take part with a virtual ride and can register to complete a 50 kilometre, 100 km or even 1,000 km ride from home between now until September. Riders who complete their goal and raise a minimum of $500 will get a 20th Anniversary Cops for Kids jersey.

To register for the Virtual Ride for the Life of a Child, or to make a donation, visit the Cops for Kids website here.


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