Thursday, September 21, 2023

Riders in 2023 Tour de North just hours away from the finish line in Prince Rupert

The Riders of the Cops for Cancer Tour De North were heading towards
Terrace yesterday, they complete their travels along Highway 16 later
today when they arrive at the Crest Hotel in Prince Rupert.

Update: with the Ride complete the 2023 participants have raised more than 150,000 dollars from the tour of Northern BC from September 15-21.

The Prince Rupert RCMP provided some closing notes on the 2023 event which you can review here.

At the end of the Road ... 2023 Tour de North participants at the 
Crest Hotel on Thursday following the end of their ride

(image from Prince Rupert RCMP FB)

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Riders on the 2023 Tour de North are in the homestretch for their remarkable journey across Northwestern British Columbia, the riders pulled out of Terrace this morning for one final push down Highway 16.

Their destination the drive up to Prince Rupert's Crest Hotel, an event anticipated for later this afternoon as they  make the final few pedals for the finish line.

Prince Rupert's Crest Hotel is the finish line for the
2023 tour de North which arrives in the late afternoon

So far, the weather has been helpful to their cause, with the Sun and a warm breeze holding off  the threatening skies to the West of what is a looming weather system making its way to the North Coast.

The 13 participants and their support team left Prince George last Friday with a grand sendoff, since then they have been welcomed by community after community along the highway 16 corridor.

The riders have come from all corners of the North and Central Interior, with three in this years tour from Prince Rupert.

The full list of those on the ride can be reviewed here. 

You can check out the Prince Rupert Riders individual pages and donate to the Tour de North Ride from the links below:

Kasper Green -- Prince Rupert Fire Rescue 
(see page/biography here)

Jordan Venditelli - Prince Rupert Fire Rescue 
(see page/biography here)

Jacque Van Wyngaardt -- Prince Rupert RCMP 
(see page/biography here)

The money raised from the 2023 Tour de North goes towards support of the Canadian Cancer Society and their research into pediatric cancer as well as to help send children and teens with Cancer to Camp Goodtimes.

Follow the progress of the final day through the website and Social Media stream.

On Twitter/X as things ramp up this summer you can track the Tour through #TourdeNorth

As they get closer to Prince Rupert, we may see some updates towards their arrival and the wrap up celebrations from the local RCMP social media stream  and that of the PRFD, all in preparation for Thursday's arrival in the city.

You can review some of their progress through the week here, while our archive page also chronicles some of their journey.

More Community Note themes can be reviewed from our archive here.

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