Wednesday, September 22, 2010

More pics.....Final Day!


S2S support crew, Captain Barry Moore and Terry with his grand daughter Clara! Two more guys that we couldn't have done with out!

The official Pacific Ocean wheel dip.

Mayor Ferguson called the S2S Team up on stage!

Maximum Collision and Parfour Signs put this together and tailed the caravan into town. Thanks for all the support from both Parfour and Maximum Collision!

Global interview.

Crazy crowds came out in White Rock!

Just before the finish!

Final Day pics......

The crowd coming down Marine Drive.

The group coming over the last climb of the day.

Damian (Peninsula Cycles) and Captain McNabb on the final climb. Both of these guys dedicated and sacrificed a lot for Shore2Shore. Thanks for all the effort boys!

The crew brought us into town in first class fashion!

White Rock Fire paid on call members greeted us at the hall when we went by. These guys are a stand up crew. Their members donated to Shore2Shore by covering the cost of the CanaDream RV! Thanks so much for the support.

E1, Tower1 and the Deputy Chief taking us into White Rock. Not a dry eye in the group when these guys came into sight!

Surrey E13 picked us up at their city limit. This was it, we were getting close now! Thanks to Surrey Fire and their members for the memorable ride into town!

216th and zero! A ride we have all done a thousand times!

Local 2407 members, Scott Hamilton and Bira Bindra joined us for the ride from Hope. Both of these guys planned to do the whole trek from Halifax but were held back for different family reasons. We were all stoked that they still got to take part and ride the last 140km.

Chris Coburn (The Peak 100.5FM) and Mike Passas by the airport in Abbotsford.

This guy never stopped helping. Murray our CPX driver at one of the stops handing out drinks and PowerBar product to the riders. Couldn't have done it with out you Mur....Thanks!

White Rock Mocom1 trailed by Abbotsford Fire and the rest of the Hop on in Hope group riding through the flats with Sumas in the background!

Abbotsford Fire showed some unbelievable support today!

Perfect day for a ride. This pic is of the group going over the Fraser.

The group before leaving Hope.

Passas getting a little emotional when he saw Bancs and Mossop roll into Hope to take us home. Mike put endless amounts of work into this ride. He was the guy behind all the mapping and routes. He broke down each and every day, through each and every city. The ride went so smooth solely because of this guy right here!! Great work.

Bancs on the left came out to Hope to bring us back to White Rock on our final day. A huge thanks to Mike and Davey Mossop for their effort! The lady on the right just saw us on Global and was coming over to donate to the ride. We had multiple Hope citizens come by right after the Global bit to see us off and donate to Shore2Shore. Thanks to all of them.

This was beside Birdy's bed for the whole trip.

The night before, Damian had his hands full getting bikes ready for the next day!

Fulton (AKA Futz, Foots, or Futes) receiving the King of the Mountains socks for the trip. This guy tackled some big climbs and a cold at the same time. Total trooper, nice riding!

Home Sweet Home!! White Rock BC!

Great weather, great people, great day! I think it was the best we had all trip!

Hop on in Hope was a huge success! Thanks to all the riders that came out to be a part of the final day with the Shore2Shore team. Thank you for all of your efforts and your fundraising goals! We appreciate it more than you know!

Shore2Shore and the White Rock Fire Fighters would like to thank Hope Fire, Abbotsford Fire, Langley Fire, Surrey Fire, and Surrey and White Rock RCMP. All of these departments stepped up to help us get into town safely. Not only did Abbotsford send a truck out to Chilliwack for us, but they had 5 riders that joined the ride for Hop on in Hope! We would also like to thank the three riders that joined us from West Vancouver Fire, as well as the Chief of Delta Fire and his family and friends that joined the ride. This event wouldn't have been possible without all of the above mentioned. We can't begin to thank all of you enough!

Sorry for all the thank you's in this post, but I feel my thank you speech at the pier was a little weak! I was not ready for that, as I am sure you all could tell.

More thank you's...

Thank you to the City of White Rock staff, Mayor Ferguson, and to MLA Gordon Hogg. You have all supported us throughout this entire event!

Thanks to Variety the Children's Charity and all of their staff and volunteers for the amazing BBQ celebration at the museum in White Rock! It was a great event and an unbelievable way to ride our last day into the Rock!

Thank you to Steve Dunbar (The Shore 104.3FM), Chris Coburn (The Peak 100.5FM) and to Global for helping us to promote the ride over the last few weeks. We spoke to Steve every morning to give him on the road updates. Chris did multiple updates as well, and also joined the Hop on in Hope ride. He made the 140 kilometers look easy from Hope to White Rock, while doing 40km/hr along the flats through Abbotsford! Thanks so much for making this ride a success!

Thanks to all those family, friends and supporters who followed along on the blog! Also, we appreciated you all for coming out to welcome us home. It was truly amazing for our guys to ride into such a celebration!

Sorry if I missed anyone. If I did, you know who you are and you know that we are thankful!

Instead of rambling on about the day, I will post a bunch of pics. It was too incredible for me to put into words! It was a very emotional day for all our guys to ride in to our city and see all of our friends, family, supporters, and the Pacific Ocean!

From everyone at White Rock Fire, Local 2407, and Shore2Shore...We say thanks!!

Monday, September 20, 2010


Thanks again to White Lake Fire. They escorted us out of town with their new pump. Thanks to their members for all the support and for the donation they made to the ride.

The morning started out with a beautiful ride out of the Shuswaps. It did not take long, however, for the rain to catch up with us! The story of the day was...rain, rain, rain and more rain! Even so, there was some great riding out of Kamloops and on to Nicola Lake. Riding out of Merrit was great as well.

Another huge thank you goes out to Pritchard Fire. They met our guys out on the highway with 4 trucks! Thanks to them for their donation as well!

The Coquihalla was CRAZY! It was side ways rain, poor visibility, and near zero temperatures. There was tons of traffic (large tractor trailers everywhere) and quite a bit of construction. Thank goodness for the support follow vehicle, as it was very dangerous. I don't suggest anyone to attempt this by bike! Let's just say that we were stoked to get off of the hwy and onto Othello Rd. to Hope.

We arrived in Hope at 4:30. We ordered a bunch of pizzas, did some laundry, got the bikes cleaned up and are getting ready for the morning.

We are definitely looking forward to Hop on in Hope in the morning! It is going to be unbelievable...we just know it! An early thank you to everyone for participating.

We can't wait to hit the beach in White Rock around 2:30PM tomorrow! See you all there!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Some pics from the past couple weeks!

Drive by hand off of some stuff James left on the other RV!

Barry, Bird, and Terry.

The start.

Early crew into Halifax getting some riding in!

Cap and Mike before leaving Halifax.

Mikey P and JD.
PR's private medicine cabinet.

Thanks to the Boots for the Shore2Shore bracelets. The guys loved them!

Canmore dinner!!

Canmore escort!

Damian and Murray in Saskatchewan!

Dream Team'n! BC border!
Mad Dog first to go from Canmore!
Fulton through the rain on Rogers Pass.