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Cycling Mounties ride over obstacles to wrap up charity commitment

Cops for Kids Ride
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September 20, 2020 - 3:49 PM

A small group of riders cycled into Kelowna today to finish the 2020 Cops for Kids Ride.

Over the last 10-days, 29 cyclists logged 1,000 kilometres both indoors and on the road as a part of their commitment to children across Southeastern B.C. facing illness, disability, or traumatic crisis.

Air quality became unsafe for cyclists to be outdoors earlier in the week and so the team was pulled off the road to ride indoors for a few days. The Mounties all pedalled on spin bikes or wind trainers indoors, continuing to cycle 100 km each day as planned until the air quality improved.

Before week’s end, the smoke dissipated, and Cops for Kids riders were back on the road to complete their commitment, with each of the cyclists from the RCMP and partnering law enforcement agencies all completing their 1,000 km as of today.

Presented by the Impact Tomorrow Foundation, the signature event wraps up in a year when all other fundraising events had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Without spring revenues, our 20th Anniversary ride is more important than ever to help ensure that we have funds available for families who turn to Cops for Kids throughout the year to come,”  Cops for Kids President Grant Fletcher said in a press release.

“Much like families with a sick child; quitting isn’t an option. Over the past 10-days our riders have been able to overcome obstacles, showing their true grit and determination to assist children who depend on us.”

For more information, or to make a donation to one of the riders please visit

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