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Ride to support Autism Community Training at the Seymour Triple G

LomaBike, an inclusive, Vancouver-based road cycling club now in its second year, is excited to announce the inaugural Seymour Triple G (Granny Gear Grind) cycling event, scheduled for June 25th, 2016, to raise awareness and funds for Autism.

The Seymour Triple G is a 15 kilometre grind up Seymour Mountain, with a grade of 7-10%, testing both the mental and physical endurance of riders. Perseverance in the face of a challenge is something with which families dealing with autism are all too familiar, with families demonstrating incredible fortitude as they struggle to help their children with this disorder. For many families, every day is an uphill battle. The goal of the event is to raise public awareness of the work of ACT – Autism Community Training and its free online videos initiative, Autism Videos at ACT (AVA).

One in sixty-nine children under the age of 19 have been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in B.C. and over 11,000 children were identified as having autism by the end of 2015.  One of LomaBike’s members, John Cahrina, has a child with autism and the cause is very meaningful to him and his family and equally as meaningful to the club.

This cycling challenge requires the active support of the cycling community–help out by getting your team registered, and raise money towards this amazing cause. This is guaranteed to be a fun event with a breakfast after the ride, and prizes for the top female and male riders.

Each year, LomaBike is committed to supporting a charity.  Last year, LomaBike supported the fight against cancer, with its members enrolling in the Ride to Conquer Cancer, riding 250 km from Vancouver to Seattle and raising nearly $10,000 in support of cancer research.

About LomaBike:

LomaBike is an inclusive, Vancouver-based, road biking club catering to riders of all demographics.  This marks the second year of the cycling club, now an official sports section of the Meraloma Club.  The club aspire to be among the leading bike clubs in Vancouver in the years to come.

Training happens Wednesday evenings and group rides on Saturday mornings.  Wednesday rides are training nights and the group hits the hills building our climbing endurance to tackle the local terrain. We Wednesday workouts end at one of the club’s sponsor restaurants for discounts on dinner items.  Saturday rides start at 8:30 am generally, and the team embarks on a long, no drop group ride around the Lower Mainland, often hitting regroup destinations where all levels–A, B and C–meet up.

LomaBike is proud to offer its members access to some of the best riding coaches in the region.  Our coaches take LomaBike members through intense training and provide tips and tricks to improve our riding capabilities. Membership also includes discounts at a number of locations, and club sponsors are kind enough to provide funding to allow the club to have mixers and socials, which is a big part of what the club is all about.

Every year LomaBike intends to support a charity.  Last year, they rode for cancer.  This year, members intend to raise funds for Autism and are planning a ride for the cause, The Triple-G (Granny Gear Grind) up Seymour Mountain.  The team also participates in MEC rides, Penticton Fondo, Propera Fondo, Whistler Fondo, Levi Fondo and others. You don’t have to win, you just have to have fun… but hey, if you win you’ll get kudos (like when Brett Wakefield won the Rotary Ride Cypress Climb representing LomaBike!)