This year's Cops for Cancer bike ride begins Sept. 13 in Fort St. John and ends Sept. 19 in Williams Lake.

This year's Cops for Cancer bike ride begins Sept. 13 in Fort St. John and ends Sept. 19 in Williams Lake.

Tour de North to end in Williams Lake

The Canadian Cancer Society’s Cops for Cancer Tour de North team is back at it.

The Canadian Cancer Society’s Cops for Cancer Tour de North team is back at it, training again for this year’s 850-kilometre road bike ride through north-central B.C.

Sept. 13-19 will see 26 riders cycle from Fort St. John to Williams Lake to support kids with cancer and their families.

The ride begins with a sendoff in Fort St. John before the team departs from Fort St. John Sept. 13. The route stops in Hudson Hope/Chetwynd, Powder King, Mackenzie, Prince George, Hixon and Quesnel before arriving in Williams Lake Sept. 19.

Since the first Cops for Cancer event in the northern region in 2001 more than $1.7 million has been raised for pediatric cancer research and programs (www.campgoodtimes.org), with $320,000 raised in 2012 alone. These funds are raised through donations and sponsorships from the generous support in communities all over the northern region.

This year’s tour team features six riders from Williams Lake: Dave Dickson, Steve Stewart, Chris Romanchych, Casey Charles, Brian Evans, Brendan Charna and Scott Austin. Joining them are riders from Burns Lake, Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, Mackenzie, Prince George, Quesnel, Smithers and Vanderhoof.

To ensure more donor dollars go to the cancer cause the following sponsors support the Tour de North 2013: Tour sponsor, Canadian Tire; Parner-level bike sponsor, Northline Credit Unions; Platinum-level, Northland Dodge, Cycle Logic, Mr. Mikes Steakhouse Casual, Pomeroy Lodging LP; Media sponsors, Prince George Free Press, 94X and The Wolf radio stations.

For more information or to make a donation visit www.copsforcancerbc.ca or contact Erin Reynolds at 250-645-2365.

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