For the fifth year, Black’s Cycle Century Ride for YANA has raised money to help Comox Valley families who have to leave the Valley for medical treatment for their children.
The ride this year raised $15,000.
Early on Aug. 28, with clear skies and a lot of smiles, 150 riders headed out on Loop 1 of the Century Ride. At noon another 50 riders including children in seats or trailers and on trail-a-bikes or their own bikes completed the 5.5-km family ride through Comox.
Some participants are giving back to YANA and some are there to help other families in our community. The Black family appreciates the continued Comox Valley support for YANA and the families they help, from the riders, their pledge donors and the sponsors. Thanks also to the volunteers who came out to help with set up, registration, the barbecue and cleanup. Numerous draws were made and prizes presented.
There were two great bikes donated by Norco Products Ltd and Rocky Mountain Bicycles that were won by Don Blacklock and Gord Giesbrecht. These generous winners both decided to donate the bikes back to You Are Not Alone for the annual auction in February.
— Black’s Cycle