The 2021 Tour de North, the Cops For Cancer (with a lot of help from other emergency service personnel) fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society is on its way to Prince Rupert.
The launch to the tour coming just after 9:30 AM following a send off event hosted by the Prince George Canadian Tire.
Nineteen riders are participating as part of this years Tour de North, six of them from Prince Rupert embarking on the 719 kilometre journey (with a few side trips) in aid of The Canadian Cancer Society's Children's programs.
The Schedule for the riders and their support team looks as follows:
As they head west, the riders will be keeping a watchful eye on the weather with the first stage to Burns lake on Sunday featuring rain for part of the journey.
Through the week the riders may want to keep the wet weather gear handy, with the long range look featuring a fair bit of precipitation to make for a bit of a challenge on the way.
Some of our pre-tour notes can be reviewed below:
Six Ride for Rupert as Tour de North prepares for September 17 start
Tour de North journey begins in mid September as riders travel from Prince George to Prince Rupert in support of Canadian Cancer Society
They departed Prince George having reached 95% of their goal of 100,000 dollars for the tour, you can check out their fundraising page and help put them over the top and beyond here.
Follow the tour on its travels along the Highway 16 corridor from the Tour de North Facebook page.
We've created an archive of local notes from across the region on the Tour, which we will update through the week ahead.