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Sasquatch Mountain cheers on Mission cyclist in Terry Fox Ride for Hope

Ride started at midnight on Saturday

Sasquatch Mountain, along with the road leading up to it, like so many other areas of the world, has had a rough 2020. However, that doesn’t stop the Agassiz-Harrison resort from supporting a noble cause.

Resort staff expressed their support for cyclist Tom Ryall of Mission in his effort to summit Sasquatch Mountain several times in less than 24 hours as part of this year’s Terry Fox Ride for Hope.

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The Terry Fox Ride for Hope, this year, has cyclists across the world battling to ride 40,000 kilometres – or the circumference of the earth – in a 24 hour period. This year’s event marks the 40th anniversary of Terry’s Marathon of Hope and all proceeds will fund vital cancer research.

Ryall aims to ride up and down Hemlock Valley Road in an effort to climb the mountain 10 times between 20 to 22 hours. The arduous journey will have Ryall and his fellow riders biking 260 kilometres if all goes as planned. The ride began on Saturday (August 22) at midnight and runs for 24 hours. Ryall started at the top of the mountain, joined by support riders, past the first bridge before entering the village area. The turnaround point is where Hemlock Valley Road meets Morris Valley Road.

What You Can Do

If you are driving in the area, please be aware of the riders and drive slowly and cautiously to avoid kicking up dust and potentially causing a crash.

Don’t be shy expressing your support through a wave or a light honk to cheer the riders on.

Information concerning donations to The Ride for Hope can be found online at terryfox.org/terry-fox-ride-of-hope.


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