Sea to Sea cyclists cycle through Agassiz to alleviate poverty

Sea to Sea cyclists cycle through Agassiz to alleviate poverty

Cyclists tour through Agassiz to alleviate poverty

What would cause several hundreds of cyclists and support volunteers between the ages of 18 and 81, from various towns across Canada and the US to want to undertake a journey of up to 6750 kms? A strong desire to bring awareness of the dire poverty in our world and determination to help alleviate that poverty.

On Monday, June 26, 95 participants from the Sea to Sea Bike Tour, dipped their wheels or their feet in the Pacific Ocean and began the journey.

On Tuesday, June 27, they stopped in Agassiz to be given lunch by the Christian Reformed Church, and continued to Hope to their overnight stop.

Previous Sea to Sea trips have raised $5.5 million for training programs, community development and microloons for helping the $800 million citizens of the globe that live on $2.50 or less per day.

Sea to Sea works closely with World Renew and Partners Worldwide, both Christian organizations with workers in areas of great deprivation.

Many of the participating cyclists have themselves raised over $10,000 each. Some cyclists will do a leg of the journey, since that is all the time they can give. Others will bike the entire route which crosses most of Canada except for a short way through the US South of Ontario.

There are connections to many of the cyclists via blogs and Facebook that can be found through Sea to Sea. Sisters Sarah and Jennifer Wikkerink grew up in Agassiz before moving to Salmon Arm. They are cycling all the way to Halifax and would enjoy to hear from the community or to receive a donation in support of the cycling tour to raise awareness and eradicate poverty.

 

Sea to Sea cyclists cycle through Agassiz to alleviate poverty

Sea to Sea cyclists cycle through Agassiz to alleviate poverty