MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE The Test of Humanity mountain bike race will be held Sept. 15. This will be the ninth and final year of the race. Over the years, the event has raised money for Canadian Humanitarian’s work in Ethiopia. (Summerland Review file photo)

Test of Humanity mountain bike race concludes Sept. 15

Event in Summerland has raised money for aid to Ethiopia

The Test of Humanity mountain bike event will take place for the last time on Sept. 15.

Over the past eight years, the race has raised more than $390,000 to support Canadian Humanitarian’s educationprojects for vulnerable children in Ethiopia.

The race has categories for all ages. Registration is open until Sept. 12 and includes a donation to the Summerland Food Bank and Resource Centre as part of the registration fee.

READ ALSO: Mountain bikers raise money in Test of Humanity

READ ALSO: Mountain bike race raises money for Africa

Organizers said the decision to make this year’s event the last race was difficult.

“The race has been really successful and we would love to continue as we believe strongly in the work that is done by Canadian Humanitarian in Ethiopia,” said Nic Seaton, race founder and director, “bu we need to take at least a year off and then see if there is some other way we can continue to involve the mountain bike community and support Canadian Humanitarian.”

The programs run by Canadian Humanitarian, encourage education as a means to break the cycle of poverty in developing countries and the success of its graduates demonstrates the effectiveness of this grassroots approach to development.

“After eight years of support from the Test of Humanity, graduates in Ethiopia have now been trained as engineers, doctors, nurses and entrepreneurs,” said Sheilagh Seaton, co-race director. “It demonstrates a direct impact as to how the money raised at the event is used to build healthier communities globally.”

The Test of Humanity attracts mountain bikers of all ages and abilities from Western Canada and involves more than 80 volunteers.

Activities include the Co-operators Kids Tent, an LTG for young bikers to learn tricks from Bike Barn experts and food and coffee from True Grain Bakery and Back Yard Beans.

The website for this year’s race is at www.testofhumanity.com.

To report a typo, email:
news@summerlandreview.com
.



news@summerlandreview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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

Just Posted

PHOTOS: What summer 2020 is like in Revelstoke

Contributors submit their favourite photos from this summer

Celebrate wildflowers next week in Revelstoke

Tourism Revelstoke is hosting a wildflower festival with various activities Aug. 9-16

Body of 21-year-old man found in Okanagan Lake

BC Coroners Service is investigating the circumstances of the man’s death

LETTER: Revelstoke does not need proposed Hay Rd. development

The development calls for 60 housing units

Which streets in Revelstoke have the most crashes?

The data was recently released by ICBC

B.C. doctors, dentists call on province for mandatory mask rule

Open letter says masks should be worn in indoor public spaces, public transportation or in crowds

Merritt man arrested after allegedly touching children inappropriately

Skylar Mcleod, 24, is facing six charges, including one for sexual interference

Dwindling B.C. bamboo supply leaves Calgary Zoo biologists worried about pandas

Zoo has been trying to send pandas back to China since May

Alberta man’s body recovered from Okanagan Lake after five-day search

‘The depth of the water, as well as the topography of the lake, made the recovery of the deceased very challenging’ - RCMP

Facebook launches its new TikTok clone, Instagram Reels

Facebook has a long tradition of cloning competitive services

Masks urged for some students returning to Vernon schools

Phase two sees students return full-time Sept. 8

B.C. Appeal Court prevents Victoria woman from using the term ‘death midwife’ in her job

Pashta MaryMoon claimed she had been providing “death-care services” for more than 40 years

Water draws Okanagan artists together for exhibit

Gallery Vertigo open house Saturday for Spirit of Water

Most Read