Salmon Arm Bike for Your Life Century Ride Saturday, September 13, 2014

Calling all Cyclists! You are invited to join in the fun of a 10K community bike ride on the scenic back roads of the Shuswap – North Okanagan on Saturday, September 13 starting at 9:00 a.m. from Blackburn Park in Salmon Arm.

BFYL 2014

Over 600 cyclists have registered for this year’s community bicycle ride. Many cyclists registered on-line on the June 2 opening date. The majority of cyclists have registered for the 100K, 75K and 35K distances. About 10 Registration spaces are left for these three distances as of August 24/14. There is no limit on the number of cyclists registering for the 10K so please, join in the fun activities for children and families!

The Bike for Your Life Bicycle Tour started in 1998 with the aim of promoting a healthy lifestyle, family solidarity, and community involvement through a fun cycling event in which all ages and abilities could participate. This is the 17th year the community bicycle ride has been held in Salmon Arm.

The Ride’s four bike routes are designed to be safe and fun. Whether you have never ridden a bike before, or you are an endurance cyclist, join in. Everyone is welcome!

This is not a racing event. The emphasis is on participation, rather than time, to make it fun for an individual or family. Enjoy the company of fellow cyclists. Ride with your friends.

The Registration Fee ($25 for Adults, $50 for Families, $5 for children 18 and under) includes Aid Station refreshments, a BBQ lunch of De Mille’s and Pedro Gonzales’ roast corn, a BBQ hamburger with all the fixings, chocolate milk , fresh fruit, Shuswap Lady Striders’ homemade cookies, coffee, water and live entertainment at the Blackburn Park Start/Finish. You will have a chance to win some great draw prizes including a Specialized Bike supplied by Chris Emel at Ridetech Enterprises, Salmon Arm at the post-ride Bikers’ Celebration.

Event proceeds will again be given to Salmon Arm’s Second Harvest Food Bank. Over the past two years the event has contributed $8300 to Second Harvest Food Bank.

For more Ride information go to the event website at:

You can register for the 10K route by printing off and completing your own event Registration Form and dropping off at one of the four local businesses listed on the website or call Registrar, Ian Wickett at 250 833 2889.

A huge Thank you! to the many event sponsors ( and wonderful volunteers who support this event!

SABFYL Century Ride 2014 event host committee:

  • Participants & Volunteers Lunch: Carol Mikkelsen, Susan Rothlisberger, Gail Clayton and 18 Shuswap Lady Striders
  • Volunteers, Venue, Entertainment: Pat Danforth
    “Ask Me!” Gals: Sherry Bowlby and Leeanne Warmuth
    100K and 75K Vehicle Sweeps: Nan Prittie and Angela Carson
  • Course Marking: Roger Beardmore
  • Registration, Treasurer, Permits, T-Shirts, Medals : Ian Wickett
  • Start/Finish, Safety, Children’s Activities: Pat Hutchins
  • Aid Stations, Sound (PA): Ian Clay
  • Sponsors, Draw Prizes, Cyclists Celebration MC: Chris Emel
  • Website: Jim Maybee
  • Publicity: George Zorn

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