The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer (RTCC) is so much more than just a bike ride. It’s about community, teamwork, passion and kindness. Every year leading up to the ride, Vigilant’s co-founder and our team captain reminds us that this will be the “best weekend of the summer” and, for six years in a row, he has been right!
After last year’s horizontal rain, gusting winds and dark skies, we figured there was no way it could possibly rain for this year’s ride, but Mother Nature had other plans. After delays at the start due to rain, thunder and lightning, the skies finally cleared up and gave all 1,100 riders sunshine and perfect riding conditions to embark on their journey.
Decked out in their new cycling kits, all 23 Vigi 4 Cure riders made their way from Repentigny to Quebec City over two days. Making new like-minded friends along the way, encouraging others to get up that next hill and listening to all the incredible stories of the fighters and their families, are just some of the reasons why this ride so impactful.
When we first met Marie-Helene Laramee six years ago and decided to join the ride for the first time, we had no idea what we were in for – but we’re so glad we did it! Thank you for inspiring us to join and raise more than $260,000 over the past five years.
Without fail, the RTCC staff does an unbelievable job organizing the event and managing whatever comes up (like the weather!). A special shout out to all of the amazing volunteers, who were so encouraging and incredible along the way. And to all the other riders and teams out there pedaling for the amazing cause – congrats! The 2017 Ride to Conquer Cancer brought in $4.1 million to support the Jewish General Hospital Foundation and Vigi 4 Cure is so proud to be part of it.
We’re already looking forward to next year’s ride, which will mark the 10th year for the Ride to Conquer Cancer.
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