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Charity ride back for anther spin

Last year a group of avid cyclists wanted to create an event to raise money for a good cause without a competitive edge. The Caribou Charity Ride was created and the inaugural event raised $10,000 for the Northern Cancer Fund.
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organizing committee member of the Caribou Charity Ride Bob Stewart hopes to at least double the $10,000 raised last year. (Jodi Lundmark, tbnewswatch.com)
Last year a group of avid cyclists wanted to create an event to raise money for a good cause without a competitive edge.

The Caribou Charity Ride was created and the inaugural event raised $10,000 for the Northern Cancer Fund.

The ride is back this year and scheduled for Sept. 12 and organizing committee member Bob Stewart hopes to at least double last year’s $10,000.

"Cancer has touched everybody in the organizing committee and we thought it was a logical cause to donate to and with this particular arm of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation, we know the money stays local," he said. "That was very important to the group."

The event aims to promote staying healthy through cycling but the day is also big on having fun.

"It promotes a healthy lifestyle and it’s a great way to be able to give money back to the community and have fun at the same time," Stewart said.

Riders can choose either the 50 kilometre or 100 kilometre route and registration is $65. Early bird registration ends Aug. 15. For more information visit www.cariboucharityride.com.