The Cops for Kids ride is happening again this year, however the event has been adjusted due to COVID-19. (Cops for Kids photo)

Revelstoke RCMP officer cycling in Cops for Kids again this year

The fundraising event will travel through Revelstoke on Sept. 17

The Cops for Kids annual bike ride will look a little different this year but Revelstoke RCMP officer James Moore will still be riding 1,000 km over 10 days.

Cops for Kids distributes funds and raises awareness for local children facing illness, disability or traumatic crisis in south eastern B.C.

Usually a team of cyclists rides for 10 days starting in Kelowna and heading south to Osoyoos, east to Cranbrook and back up and around through Revelstoke and Kamloops before finishing the loop in Kelowna.

READ MORE: Cops for Kids ride through Revelstoke

This year, due to the pandemic, the 30 member team is splitting up, with only a few local riders cycling each leg of the route, while the others ride 100 km each day in their home communities as a promise to the children who need them most.

There will be no community celebrations for the riders due to the pandemic, however people are invited to line the road and cheer as small group pass through.

Moore will be riding from Cranbrook to Three Valley Gap on Sept. 17. This leg of the route usually includes a ride through Revelstoke.

Each rider is required to fundraise $2,500 for the cause. As of June 29, Moore has raised $3,600, according to his fundraising website. Moore also rode with the team last year.

To make a donation go to trellis.org/james-moore-2020-cops-for-kids-ride


 

@RevelstokeRevue
editor@revelstoketimesreview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

CyclingRCMP

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Big Eddy bridge closed, RCMP appears to be searching river

Revelstoke RCMP and Search and Rescue are on Columbia River near the… Continue reading

QUIZ: Are you ready for a summer road trip?

How much do you really know about roads, motor vehicles and car culture? Take this quiz to find out.

Provincial COVID-19 data can now be used for B.C. to prepare for a second wave

In the past week, B.C. has seen a slight spike in daily test-positive case counts

Jocelyn’s Jottings: When everyone is a friend of a friend

Chances are I know someone in Revelstoke who knows you, such is… Continue reading

Revelstoke city staff bring forward community centre reopening plans

Plans for the arena and pool will come later this summer

Islanders want BC Ferries to follow order that lets residents board before tourists

For ferry-dependent communities, ferries are often the sole practical lifeline to work, school or medical appointments.

Okanagan sisters-in-law sleep out successful

Kiley Routley and Heidi Routley raise nearly $2,400 and awareness for youth homelessness

Beverly Hills 90210 star’s family selling Vancouver Island Beach Resort

You can own Jason Priestley’s Terrace Beach Resort in Ucluelet for less than $5 million

Genetic detectives begin work to trace spread of COVID-19 in Canada

The kinds of genetic technology being used for this project did not exist when SARS hit Canada in 2003

Sports fishers protest Fraser River Chinook closures

Public Fishery Alliance wants hatchery fish open for harvest

COVID-19: Homeless to be relocated from temporary Okanagan shelter

Homeless shelters in Vernon have been combined into one site at the curling rink since April

Dozens of fish die at popular lake near Chase

A few natural phenomena are possible causes for their deaths.

Most Read