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WANTED: Cheering squad to welcome Terry Fox cyclists to Chilliwack

Brother Darrell Fox and team to ride 360km in 10th annual Terry Fox Ride of Hope
Members of the Fraser Valley Try Like Terry team, including brother Darrell Fox (foreground) are seen on June 29, 2021, days before their Ride of Hope fundraiser. This year's ride takes place on July 6 and ends at Vedder Park in Chilliwack.

A team of cyclists, including Terry Fox's brother, will ride 360 kilometres through the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley to raise money for cancer research.

Chilliwack's Darrell Fox and 40 others are taking part in the 10th annual Terry Fox Ride of Hope on Saturday, July 6, and they are inviting people to come out that evening to cheer them on as they arrive in Chilliwack.

Following in his brother's footsteps, Darrell started the fundraising event back in 2015 to commemorate the 35th anniversary of Terry’s Marathon of Hope.

Cyclists across the country take part in the ride every summer, and locally the Fraser Valley route starts at the Terry Fox Hometown Square in Port Coquitlam and will end at Vedder Park in Chilliwack.

Darrell's team will include an RCMP motorcycle escort and ride co-ordinator Nikki Rekman said she would love for people to come out and welcome the riders as they cross the finish line.

They are expected to arrive around 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 6 at Vedder Park, give or take half an hour.

More importantly, donations are still being accepted.

"We would encourage people to donate to help the team surpass their fundraising goal of $100,000 for cancer research," Rekman said.

As of June 29, the Fraser Valley team had raised more than $67,000.

In addition to the local route, rides have or will take place during the summer months in 13 Canadian cities. Each year, more locations are added as the fundraiser grows.

To donate to the fundraiser, go to

Jenna Hauck

About the Author: Jenna Hauck

I started my career at The Chilliwack Progress in 2000 as a photojournalist.
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