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.

Just Posted

Column: scientists have a sense of urgency on climate change – and farmers?

Columnist David Zirnhelt on how farmers can adapt as the climate shifts

UPDATE: Structure fire on Jay Road in South Quesnel

Volunteer firefighters are responding this morning

WATCH: Visitors flock to Barkerville for Christmas event

Check out our video of all the fun at the historic site east of Quesnel

Editorial: Go out and play

How much is too much screen time?

Cariboo’s Therapy and Reading Assistance Pets looking for funds, volunteers

Volunteer group takes therapy dogs to seniors’ homes, helps children learn to read

VIDEO: This B.C. school leads country in vaccine donations to UNICEF

Federally funded Kids Boost Immunity uses quizzes to earn vaccinations

Small quake recorded west of Vancouver Island

No injuries or tsunami warning after 5.4 rumble felt some 400 kilometres from Victoria

B.C. suspends Chinese portion of Asian forestry trade mission due to Huawei arrest

Huawei’s chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou was detained at the request of U.S. in Vancouver

Canadians spent $1.7 billion dollars online in December 2017

Online retail sales accounted for 3.4 per cent of total retail sales

2-year investigations nets $900,000 in refunds for payday loan customers

Consumer Protection BC says selling practices were ‘aggressive and deceptive’

China: Canada’s detention of Huawei exec ‘vile in nature’

Huawei is the biggest global supplier of network gear for phone and internet company

1 of 2 B.C. men wanted in connection to home invasion, explosives in custody

Cameron Cole is charged with two counts of possessing an improvised explosive device

Judge rules private landowners can’t block public access to B.C. lake

The Nicola Valley ranch’s position was that it owned Stoney Lake and Minnie Lake

Half of Canada’s chinook salmon populations in decline: scientists

Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife In Canada says some are in danger of disappearing

Most Read