Thousands of cyclists will be riding through Chilliwack this weekend as part of the Ride to Conquer Cancer and organizers are wanting motorists to use caution when sharing the road with them.
The 11th annual event will be coming through Chilliwack from Langley on Saturday where cyclists will be spending the night at Chilliwack Heritage Park before heading out the next morning en route to Hope.
Motorists are urged to avoid the Ride to Conquer Cancer route, or slow down to respect the cyclists’ safety.
Here is the route through Chilliwack:
Saturday, Aug. 24: Cyclists leave UFV Abbotsford campus at 2 p.m. They enter Chilliwack from Boundary Road via the Keith Wilson Bridge. The ride goes east on Keith Wilson, north on Chadsey, east on South Sumas, north on Lickman, east on Sumas Central, north on Evans, then west on Luckakuck Way arriving at Chilliwack Heritage Park around 6 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 25: Cyclists leave Heritage Park by 8 a.m. heading east on Luckakuck Way. They continue along Luckakuck and go south on Topaz, east on Knight, north on the Valley Rail Trail, east on Luckakuck, south on Chilliwack River Road, east on Bailey, east on Lindell, north on Banford, east on McGuire, north on Gibson, west on Chilliwack Central, north on Prest, west on First, north on McNaught, east on Yale, north on Reeves, east on Camp River Road, south on Chapman, west on Castleman, south on McLeod, east on Yale, east on Sache, north on McGrath, east on Yale, northeast on Old Yale, north on Bustin, east on Ferry Road, and then through Agassiz and ending in Hope.
The 225-kilometre ride is the largest cancer fundraising event in the province, raising millions for the BC Cancer Foundation, which funds research and enhancements to care at BC Cancer. Each cyclist has raised more than $2,500, directly impacting families facing cancer in our communities. Every dollar raised stays in B.C. to break down cancer.
For more information on the route and opportunities to cheer cyclists on, visit ride.conquercancer.ca/vancouver19.