Wheel 2 Heal 2012

Wheel to Heal 2012 Coquitlam

Ready to hope on your bike for a good cause? Wheel 2 Heal is coming back to the Tri-Cities on May 6, 2012. Each year, 100,000 patients visit Eagle Ridge Hospital, including over 40,000 patients in their emergency room. The money raised during Wheel 2 Heal helps purchase critically-needed equipment to serve those patients. The funds from year’s Wheel 2 Heal ride will go directly towards new endoscopy equipment. Plus, the event is just a whole lot of fun.

There are three courses to choose from – the all-ages 10km course, a slightly more challenging 40km course and a 100km course for the serious cyclists. You can enter as an individual or as a team. All races depart from, and finish up at, Celebration Plaza. The plaza will be located at Lot E in Town Center Park, Coquitlam, at the corner of David and Pinetree.

New this year is the addition of a Kids Race, free for kids eight years old and under. Three to five year olds will race on a 500m course at 10:45am, and six to eight year olds will race on a 1km course at 11:00am.

If you’re not up to cycling, you can still make a donation to support the Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation. You can also stop by Celebration Place on May 6, 2012, between 10:00am and 2:30pm. There will activities, games, music, incredibly fresh and delicious food, and performances and displays by some of the best cyclists and bike companies in the world. Here’s the schedule of events for race day:

7:15am – Onsite registration open
7:55am – 100km rider briefing
8:00am – 100 kmride departs
10:00am – Celebration Plaza opens
10:20am – 40 km rider briefing
10:30am – 40 km ride departs
10:45am – Kids Race 3-5 years
11:00am – Kids Race 6-8 years
11:20am – 10 km rider briefing
11:30am – 10 km ride departs
1:00pm – Awards
2:30pm – All courses closed

Participants are asked to raise at least $250 for Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation. To motivate you, the organizers are offering fabulous incentive prizes. And if you really go all-out, you’ll be amply rewarded, as the top fundraiser will receive a Trek Madone 4.5 bicycle, valued at $2,199.99.

To find out more about Wheel 2 Heal, or to register, visit wheeltoheal.ca.

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