TRACEY AND I BEFORE OUR RIDE !!!
Let me set the stage for you. Cold, windy and Wet !!! was how the weather was when I awoke on Saturday May 8thand Tracey and I had a Date with a huge RED BIKE. See, Tracey and I, and the other Agents from Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate Ltd in Napanee, Ontario, have been riding the BIG BIKE to raise money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Ontario.
However, when our time came to ride this 30 seat beast, (29 riders plus a driver) the rain stopped, the wind continued to blow (but not as hard) and believe it or not, during our 20 minute ride, the sun did shine !!!
Our route was different this year from last, we started our pedalling adventure from the Wal-Mart parking lot with many on-lookers giving us their support, left on Jim Kimmet Blvd, crossed hwy 41 onto Richmond Blvd, turned right on to Kelwood Cres and looped back onto Richmond. We turned right onto Richmond in front of EXIT Realty !!! this is where all the thoughts of how tired you were, how cold you where and when are we going to be done....were forgotten and our spirits picked up and the noise making begun to show our fellow Realitors that once again the Agents of Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate in Napanee have gave back to our Great Community !!! then back to the Wal-Mart parking lot for the next team of riders. (I think next year they should do time trials !!)
Its all for a Great Cause, without fund raising events like this, it would be so much harder to help prevent heart attacks and strokes. Last year alone, the BIG BIKE had 40,000 riders, in 200 communities and raised over 7 MILLION dollars for research...that is amazing !!
Now its your turn to put together and team and help raise funds. It is so easy to sign up, all you need to do is to go to www.bigbike.ca and follow the steps to set up your Team. I hope to see you next year !!!
Thanks for reading my blog.
Dave Pinnell Jr, Sales Representative for Century21 Lanthorn Real Estate Ltd. Napanee. Cell 613-328-7213, office 613-354-4347 and my email is firstname.lastname@example.org