Join the IRONDames and show your support for Wellspring’s Peloton Challenge!
When: October 12, 2012
Time: 8 am
Where: Outside of Wellspring
2545 Sixth Line
Oakville, ON L6H 7V9
Emcee: Ann Rohmer, 2012 Celebrity Champion for the Ride and CP24 Anchor
On October 12, 2012 26 riders will set off from Wellspring Birmingham/Gilgan House in Oakville, Ontario with the goal of riding in relay to Austin, Texas as part of Wellspring’s Peloton Challenge. The team will ride day and night to travel 3,000 km in 8 days until reaching their final destination in Austin, Texas. On average each of the four peloton teams will ride for 6 hours and then have 24 hours to drive ahead to their next day relay point. The ride continues unbroken, 24 hours a day from Toronto to Austin! Teams will generally ride and average of 120km in each 6 hour shift.
Once in Austin, the Peloton Challenge riders will unite with this years Wellspring Warriors; Roman Kucharczyk, Donna Dingman, Janeen Sodulsky, Diane Osak and Marie Francey, participate in the LIVESTRONG Weekend Challenge’s events and to celebrate survivorship before flying back home.
“This unique and life-changing journey is unlike any experience. Being involved is more than just the ride, but also about being an ambassador for cancer survivorship. With each rider personally raising at least $10,000 for Wellspring, all the riders and volunteers are helping to bring awareness to the many vital programs Wellspring offers” ~ Billy Cheung, Wellspring Peloton Rider, Wellspring Peloton Volunteer Chair, Wellspring Peloton Challenge and Wellspring Board of Directors.
Each of the 26 Peloton Challenge Riders has committed to raising $10,000 for vital cancer support programs offered through Wellspring Centres located in the Greater Toronto Area. Already the Peloton Challenge Riders have surpassed their total fundraising goal and expect that the final total will exceed more than $270,000 this year!
Click here to learn more about Wellspring’s Peloton Challenge, make a donation or sponsor a rider! Then bookmark the link and check back as the Peloton Challenge will be posting real time locations of riders as well as rider blogs on this site during their Ride! Check out their FB Page by clicking here.