The Escape Velocity Cycling Club (EV) in Vancouver, B.C., has invited Lower Mainland riders to ride for a worthy cause. On Saturday November 18, the Peloton for Presents Toy Ride will take place in a Toy/Food drive to benefit the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau and the Greater Vancouver Food Banks.
"The coming holiday season brings families together for good food and good times, and we want to extend this experience to those less fortunate," said Lorne Bodin, Toy Ride organiser.
Participants should bring an unwrapped gift, monetary contribution and/or a food item to the drop off area at Locarno Beach, and join the peloton for a short loop around UBC. Monetary contributions are preferable and contributions over $10.00 will receive a tax receipt.
Meeting point is at the Jericho Beach Parking lot by the youth hostel at 1515 Discovery. The event will begin at 9:00am on Saturday, November 18. Donations may also be dropped off at La Bicicletta bicycle shop at 233 W. Broadway on Saturday November 11 between noon and closing.