REPORTING · 16th September 2010
24 RCMP rolled into town on their bicycles on September 15, along with a media and a civilian rider. They are just about done a journey which will have taken them 863 km.
They left from Prince George on September 10, heading to Vanderhoof where they stayed for the night. The next day they went up to Fort St James, then back down to Highway 16 to Fraser Lake, where they stayed that night. The next day it was on to Burns Lake, followed by a day of going through Houston and ending by staying at Smithers. They then went on to the Hazeltons. Afterwards, they made the windy and winding trek to Terrace. Now they are on the last leg of their trip to Prince Rupert, where they should arrive around 4 PM at Ackland Granger.
There are two riders on the team from Terrace, Constable Stu Egers and the civilian rider, Lucy Praught, owner of local bike shop Outspoke’N. This was the first Tour de North for both riders. Constable Egers volunteered to have his head shaved while in Terrace which is pictured below.
As a part of the celebrations in Terrace, another RCMP officer from the Terrace detachment, Constable Lange, raised $700 towards the Canadian Cancer Society in exchange for having his head shaved. In total, Terrace raised $15,000 through a Gala, various BBQ’s and other fundraisers. This beats Praught and Egers’ goal they made before the trip of $10,000.
So far the Tour de North has raised $190,000 towards the Canadian Cancer Society. With a goal of $200,000 they are just about there and, if everything goes well, they should reach their goal when they get to Prince Rupert.
Constable Lange raised $700 for shaving his head.
Tour de North rider Constable Egers getting his hair shaved.
City Councillor Bruce Martindale addresses the Riders. The two Riders on the far left are Constable Egers and civilian rider Lucy Praught.
Mr Mikes were making their signature Mikes burger and selling them for donations at the celebrations on Sept 15.