Cyclist Jason King.

Ride for a reason

Cyclists across the province are preparing for B.C.s annual Ride to Conquer Cancer, including Quensel’s own Jason King.

With the snow clearing, cyclists across the province are preparing for B.C.s annual Ride to Conquer Cancer, including Quensel’s own Jason King.

This two-day cycling event is taking place June 14/15.

Proceeds from the ride are going towards the B.C. Cancer Foundation and the B.C. Cancer Agency.

Participants can register as a team or alone, choosing from four different routes of varying difficulty.

When registering, riders will find there are a variety of different cancer research avenues and cyclists participating in the event donate the money raised to the avenue of their choosing.

“I’ve elected to pick prostate cancer because that’s what my dad was going through recently so it kind of hit home with me,” cyclist King said.

King has been cycling for nearly five years, participating in many different events such as the Granfondo from Vancouver to Whistler and other large group cycling rides in Kelowna and Penticton.

In preparation for the Ride to Conquer Cancer, king has been cycling approximately 200km a week since the start of April.

Jason will be travelling more than 300km with a team on the Challenge, this route winds through the rural country roads in the Cascade Mountains stretching from Vancouver to Seattle.

This will be King’s first time participating in a ride with the hopes of collecting donations for a cause.

His goal is to raise $2,500 in donations to go towards the B.C. Cancer Foundation to support prostate cancer research and enhancements to care.

As of May 2, King has raised $1,700  with the help of generous donation from family and friends around Quesnel as well as local business sponsors.

If you want to donate to support this cause contact Jason King at 1-250-983-5588 or donate online at conquercancer.ca participant number 282331-3.

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