General News · 5th September 2014
Lovena and Ryan
The 3rd Annual Gorge-ous Bike, Run and Walk is happening today! We invite you to Bike, Run or Walk on Saturday, Sept 13th, in support of our forests and trail networks
5K Bike at 1pm,
5K Run/Walk at 2pm
18K Bike at 3pm
Donation of $35/adult or $20/child includes the event, local food dinner, prizes and D.J. Dance at the Gorge Hall with M.O.D. Dance is family friendly and open to locals for $10, start time 8:30pm! 100% of entry fees are donated to Children's Forest Trust and Whaletown Commons Society. Register Sat, Sept 13th from 11am to 12:30pm
60 riders participated last year and $1600 was donated. We added a Fun Run/Walk this year, so more diverse folks could participate. Let's break the 100 participant mark this year! If someone in your family is participating in the event and you would like to share the meal, it's $10/adult and $5/child for additional BBQ dinners.
The 5k course is a lovely stroll up Olmstead Rd, down Jocelyn and into the beautiful Whaletown Commons, returning along Whaletown Road. Volunteers have been grooming the trails to make it a "walk in the park"! Celebrate our new Whaletown Park!!
The 18K is a back country ride through the Carrington Trails and finishing through the Commons.
Thank you to John Drew, David Hughes, Ruth Ozeki and Oliver Kellhammer for your generous community spirit, allowing participants to traverse through your private lands.
Thank you to our sponsors; Gorge Harbour Marina Resort, Gathering Place Trading Co, Hollyhock, Naked Cycles, Swicked Cycles, RH Printing and Island Timberlands. (I.T. has generously waived the fee for using their lands, three years in a row - thank you!)
The Gorge Harbour Marina with Bill and Tammy go above and beyond to make this event a success! They offer a free night of camping or moorage to registrants in the event, so let your Quadra and Campbell River friends know!
Thank you to our 25 plus volunteers who help make this happen and to the Cortes Island Fire Department who will be on the road at the Commons directing traffic!
More than anything, our hope is to promote fitness for a life time and use of our amazing forests and trails. Strive for your personal best and come on out to play on Sept 13th!