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Cycle tour will honour soldiers

Riders in this year’s Boomer’s Ride have been training hard for the 240-kilometre tour from Courtenay to Victoria.

The 2011 ride is just one month away and more than 60 riders have signed up for the June 17-18 race, including a few from Campbell River.

Past riders have called the experience an emotional, life-changing honour to ride in the memory of Andrew “Boomer” Eykelenboom and support the humanitarian projects funded by Boomer’s Legacy.

Men, women and especially children in war-torn countries are aided, through Canadian soldiers, by the fundraising and generosity of Boomer’s Legacy.

The 2011 ride begins at the gravesite of Eykelenboom in Courtenay, then takes participants through some of Vancouver Island’s most beautiful scenery, ending the first night in Nanaimo, then arriving on the grounds of the BC Legislature on June 18.

Riders are encouraged to sign up for this incredible opportunity that also serves to honour all of our fallen soldiers who have given their lives for freedom in Afghanistan. Riders are committed to raising a minimum of $300. Cyclist registration fee is $150. Fees include jersey, meals, accommodation, snacks, support vehicles, and transportation.

Register Online at www.boomerslegacy.ca. For more information, contact Deb Koster at 250-923-9639 or e-mail debkos@telus.net

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