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2-4-1 Cross-Canada Bike Ride

2 guys, 4 wheels, 1 cause

Marty & Jim are tackling the Canadian roads – on their bikes!

Starting in Vancouver on May 14th, 2016, Marty Denonville and Jim Stewart will be biking across Canada to raise funds for Huntington disease.

Long time friends, Marty and Jim, are planning a coast-to-coast ride beginning May 14, right in the middle of Huntington disease (HD) Awareness month – while we #LightItUp4HD! The ride will take about 8-10 weeks and they are hoping to include all of Canada’s provinces.

Marty and Jim see this ride as an exciting athletic challenge, but also as a way of helping bring some hope to people with HD; that there are people who care about them and are willing to help in any number of ways. If they can give any ray of hope to those suffering with HD through their ride, both they, and HSC, will consider it a success!

Learn more about Marty, Jim, and the ride here.

To donate to the ride, click here.

marty and jim

Tentative Route 

BRITISH COLUMBIA (Mid-May)
Departure from Vancouver: May 14th via Chilliwack, Hope and Merritt
Kamloops on to Salmon Arm, Revelstoke and Golden

ALBERTA (Late May)
Including: Banff and Canmore to Calgary, continuing on through Chestermere, Brooks and Medicine Hat  

SASKATCHEWAN (Late May)
Including: Swift Current and Moose Jaw to Regina  

MANITOBA (Early June)
Including: Brandon to Portage la Prairie and on to Winnipeg  

ONTARIO (Mid to Late June)
Including: Kenora, Dryden, Thunder Bay, Nipigon, Marathon, Wawa, Sault Ste. Marie to Sudbury
North Bay through Algonquin to Huntsville, then on through Pembroke to Ottawa

QUEBEC (Early July)
Including: Gatineau, Lachute, Montreal, Trois Rivieres, Quebec City/Levis, Montmagny and Riviere du Loup  

ATLANTIC CANADA (Mid- to Late July)
Including: Edmundston (NB), Plaster Rock (NB), Miramichi (NB), Shediac (NB) to Charlottetown (PEI)
Pictou (NS), through Cape Breton Island (NS) and Placentia (NL) to St. John’s (NL)

IN THE NEWS

Marty and Jim’s ride has garnered tons of media attention. To see what newscasters and journalists are saying, check out some previous editions of In the Know, the Huntington Society of Canada’s monthly newsletter highlighting what’s going on in the HD community. Be sure to subscribe so you never miss an update!

2Guys4Wheels1Cause host spinathon for Huntington disease
The Lance, University of Windsor – February 25, 2016

Marty Denonville, 63, and Jim Stewart, 62, have been planning to bike cross-Canada and on the way they have been coming across supporters to host events with them. They hosted a spinathon event in late February to raise money for members of the local community with Huntington disease. Read about the event here.

Two Guys, Four Wheels and One Cause
Windsor Star – January 4, 2016

For two local men, a bucket list dream to cycle across Canada has become an emotional journey in finding a meaningful treatment and raising funds for Huntington disease. Read the full story here.

 


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