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Posted June 17, 2010

Big Trees Pedal Powered Tour Completed!

June 17, 2010

Big Trees Pedal Powered Tour Completed!
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Pedal Powered Tour riders Adam Hoogaveen, Tom Fortington, and Darcy McCord take a break halfway through their trip beside "Canada's gnarliest tree" in Avatar Grove. A HUGE thank you to the riders and everyone who supported their incredible journey.
Photo by TJ Watt

On Sunday, June 6, the numerous cyclists participating in the Big Trees Pedal Powered Tour successfully completed the final leg of their 4 day, 260 kilometre self-propelled journey to see some of the stunning old growth forests of southern Vancouver Island. The trip was organised as a fundraiser and to raise awareness of the pressing need for protection of BC’s endangered forests. As part of their trip, the riders visited many of the biggest trees in Canada, including those found in the spectacular Avatar Grove near Port Renfrew. In recent months, freshly logged stumps measuring 45 feet in circumference have been found in the Gordon River Valley, just over a kilometre from Avatar Grove.

Everyone at the Ancient Forest Alliance (AFA) wishes to say a huge thank you to all the riders, to Tom Fortington for organising this awe-inspiring event, and to all those who PLEDGED to their support. In total, the pledged donations amount to over $4000, with all proceeds going to the AFA!


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