Riders in the Williams Lake Cycling Club’s Fourth Annual Pedal by the Puddle bike race take off from the start line Sunday off Gun-A-Noot Trail to kick off the event. More than 170 riders

Riders in the Williams Lake Cycling Club’s Fourth Annual Pedal by the Puddle bike race take off from the start line Sunday off Gun-A-Noot Trail to kick off the event. More than 170 riders

Fourth Pedal by the Puddle a hit

The fourth annual Pedal by the Puddle bike race was a huge success this past Sunday as more than 170 riders from across the province took part in the event under sunny skies.

  • Jun. 14, 2011 12:00 p.m.

The fourth annual Pedal by the Puddle bike race was a huge success this past Sunday as more than 170 riders from across the province took part in the event under sunny skies.

Ryan Oliver and Sarah Purslow from Williams Lake took first place in the Mixed Category, with Cory Brunelle and Nicole Brandson taking third.

Race organizer Ivor McMahen and Chris Masters, both from Williams Lake, took first place in the competitive Men’s Team Category.

In the morning the Micro Pedal and Kids Pedal had great participation with more than 30 entries completing the short course.

A huge group from Prince George came down to participate in the event and grabbed a number of first-place spots in a few of the categories.

Riders from 100 Mile House, Wells, Vancouver, the Okanagan and Kamloops all joined the Williams Lake Cycling Club in making the event a success.

“The course conditions were excellent and riders have provided great feedback on their experience,” said event organizer Ivor McMahen.

“The success of the event is a testament to the cycling culture in Williams Lake, which is described as welcoming and friendly. We are already looking forward to next year.”

The event is sponsored by the Barking Spider Mountain Bike shop and Cariboo Dental Clinic which are huge supporters of mountain biking in the Cariboo.

“This is the second mountain bike event held in Williams Lake this season, and is part of the Cariboo Mountain Bike Consortium’s ongoing initiative to grow the economic impact of mountain biking,” said Justin Calof, chairperson of the Cariboo Mountain Bike Consortium.

“This year’s Pedal by the Puddle drew more than 60 people from out of town. This type of event increases the economic impact of the mountain bike sector in the Cariboo, which is part of the overall goal to diversify the regional economy.”

The Williams Lake Cycling Club would like to thank the Merritt family, who hosts the start/finish area on their property.

“It’s a significant contribution to the event, without which the event would not be possible,” McMahen said.

“The Merritt’s are community heroes in the club’s eyes.”

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Celebrate women in leadership, March 8, International Women’s Day 2021 (Unsplash)
EDITORIAL: International Women’s Day 2021 shines spotlight on achievements, ongoing inequities

COVID-19 increased gender-based violence, economic stress, the burden of care giving for women

Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2021: Cleary Manning

Spreading positivity through music is one way Cleary Manning tries to make the community better

Seniors in the Interior Health region can book their COVID-19 vaccinations starting Monday, March 8, 2021 at 7 a.m. (File photo)
Seniors in Interior Heath region can book COVID-19 shots starting Monday

Starting March 8 the vaccination call centre will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily

Lorne Doerkson is the Liberal MLA for the Cariboo-Chilcotin. (Black Press Media file photos)
MLA’s CORNER: Premier Horgan needs to work harder

There are lots of people out there who are in desperate need of assistance

The James C Richardson Pipe Band marches in a Remembrance Day parade on Nov. 11, 2019 in Chilliwack. Wednesday, March 10 is International Bagpipe Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of March 7 to 13

International Bagpipe Day, Wash Your Nose Day and Kidney Day are all coming up this week

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

(The Canadian Press)
‘Worse than Sept. 11, SARS and financial crisis combined’: Tourism industry in crisis

Travel services saw the biggest drop in active businesses with 31 per cent fewer firms operating

Pictures and notes in from friends and classmates make up a memorial in support and memory of Aubrey Berry, 4, and her sister Chloe, 6, during a vigil held at Willows Beach in Oak Bay, B.C., on December 30, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Mother of slain daughters supports recent changes to Canada’s Divorce Act

Sarah Cotton-Elliott said she believed her children took a back seat to arranging equal parenting

Victoria man Brett Andersen is asking for people’s help to secure him one of eight free tickets to the moon. (Screenshot/@brettandersen Instagram)
Victoria man wants your help securing a free ticket to the moon

Japanese billionaire offering eight people a trip to the moon

The Conservation Officers Service is warning aquarium users after invasive and potentially destructive mussels were found in moss balls from a pet store. (BC Conservation Officers Service/Facebook)
Aquarium users in B.C. warned after invasive mussels found at pet store

Conservation officers were told the mussels were found in a moss ball from a Terrace pet store.

Hockey hall-of-fame legend Wayne Gretzky, right, watches the casket of his father, Walter Gretzky, as it is carried from the church during a funeral service in Brantford, Ont., Saturday, March 6, 2021. HE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Walter Gretzky remembered as a man with a ‘heart of gold’ at funeral

The famous hockey father died Thursday at age 82 after battling Parkinson’s disease

Donald Alan Sweet was once an all star CFL kicker who played for the Montreal Alouettes and Montreal Concordes over a 13-year career. Photo courtesy of Mission RCMP.
Ex-B.C. teacher who was CFL kicker charged with assault, sexual crimes against former students

Donald Sweet taught in Mission School District for 10 years, investigators seek further witnesses

Most Read