Riders get set to pull out of Lakeside Rotary Park on Sunday morning.

Riders cycle through the Kootenay heat for MS

The West Kootenay Glacier Challenge MS Bike Tour pulled into Nelson Saturday evening



The West Kootenay Glacier Challenge MS Bike Tour pulled into Nelson Saturday evening with 56 participating cyclists marking the midpoint in their 216 kilometre ride. On Sunday morning the riders gathered at Lakeside Rotary Park for a pancake breakfast put on by the Nelson Lions Club and then hit the highway north to Kaslo and New Denver.

The inaugural tour is one of six MS bike rides across the province and is expected to become a major fundraiser for the West Kootenay chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, which also benefits from the annual MS Walk each spring. It was announced on Sunday that the local ride raised $60,000 and more might roll in over the next couple days.

 

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