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Port Coquitlam rider cycles for lung health

A Tri-City resident will be cycling 200 kms in support of lung research this fall.  Russell Enair of Port Coquitlam will be participating in the BC Lung Association's annual Bicycle Trek for Life and Breath for his 12th year.

"My friend Peter asked me to join him years ago and now it's our annual ritual," says Enair.  "We've gotten to know so many people, many who return like us year after year.  It's a great time for a great cause."

Over 350 cyclists participate annually in the 200km recreational ride from White Rock to Cultus lake and back. The ride through the Fraser Valley supports vital lung health research, programs and clean air initiatives.

The ride takes place September 10-11, and is designed for cyclists of all levels.  Participants must raise $475, and fundraising incentive prizes include a trip for two to Hawaii.  In the ride's 27 year history, over 5 million dollars have been raised.

Enair trains for his annual ride by cycling from his home to job in North Vancouver.  "Believe it or not, instead of getting slower as the years go on, my ride times have gotten faster," says Enair. "Now that may well be because we've been able to afford more expensive equipment or simply the effect of some good-humoured competition between fellow 'Trekkers'.  I don't know, but it sure feels great."

Fore more info or to register call the BC Lung association at 604-731-5864

 

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