Thursday, September 14, 2023

Tour de North launches its journey to Prince Rupert tomorrow

Seven days on the Road to Rupert start Friday
for thirteen riders in the 2023 Tour de North

The rubber meets the pavement tomorrow morning as the 2023 Riders in the Tour de North begin their journey westbound from Prince George.

The travels making for seven days on the road to Prince Rupert with arrival at the Crest Hotel set for Thursday afternoon/evening.

The schedule for the thirteen riders and their support team in the 2023 Tour de North takes them through all of the communities on the Highway 16 corridor with stops planned as is indicated below:

Those on the ride and travelling in support are likely to see a range of weather conditions along the way over the next six days, with some significant rain in the forecast from the weekend on into next week.

The composition of the riders ranges from RCMP members, Firefighters, BCEHS and Correctional Service of Canada. 

The riders come from all corners of the North and Central Interior, with three in this years tour from Prince Rupert, all have been training and fundraising through the summer with an eye on the September 15th launch.

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

You can check out the Prince Rupert Riders individual pages 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 tour this summer 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 from the local RCMP social media stream  and that of the PRFD, all in preparation for Thursday's arrival in the city.

We'll track any stories of note related to the Tour below;

September 22 -- Cops for Cancer: our de North wraps up in Prince Rupert (RCMP info statement

More notes on Community themes can be explored through our archive page.

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