Tour de Rock on the road

Wednesday arrival in Comox Valley

Terry Farrell

Record Staff

The 2014 Tour de Rock is officially underway, and will arrive in the Comox Valley on Wednesday.

The day starts with the Miracle Beach Meet & Greet at 9 a.m., as the team makes its way from Campbell River.

Miracle Beach Provincial Park will be open for the general public, families and kids to come meet and greet the tour riders.

Once the team leaves Miracle Beach, it will work its way to the Courtenay Boston Pizza, to draw for local Tour de Rock rider Chris Kippel’s training bike. Tickets for the Trek Domane are still available at Boston Pizza.

On Wednesday afternoon, the Tour de Rock team heads to Cumberland for the ever-popular Community Head Shave. Everyone is welcome to come to the Cumberland Community Centre to contribute to the cause.

There’s an added twist this year, as traditional “shaver”, Jean Cameron (owner of Cameron’s Salon), will become the “shavee”. She and  Cumberland Hotel owner Cresslynn Fay will be among those who leave the hall lockless Wednesday evening, with the “shaving privilege” going to the highest bidder.

Once the fun is done at the Community Centre, the team will head over to the Filberg Centre for the Red Sauce, Red Serge Family Pasta Night.

This family event consists of a spaghetti dinner, served by the Tour de Rock team, RCMP members and military officers. The evening will consist of both a live and silent auction, 50/50 draw and a chance to win one return trip for two people, to any scheduled Westjet destination. It is a great way to support to the Tour de Rock team. Tickets are $20 apiece or $150 per table of eight and are available at the Comox Valley RCMP Detachment or by calling Belinda at 250-218-3400.

The team will conclude its Courtenay stay on Thursday morning, with the Courtenay Community Head Shave at the downtown Thrifty Foods parking lot, from 7-9 a.m. Join the team for breakfast and leave your hair behind.

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