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West Kootenay Glacier Challenge raised more than 60 grand for MS research

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
August 23rd, 2012

Fifty-nine riders busted the $60,000 mark this past weekend at the West Kootenay Glacier Challenge.

The event, hosted by the West Kootenay Chapter of the MS Society of Canada, is a pledge-based fundraising event that provides Canadians with the opportunity to ride through scenic and often spectacular parts of the country.

Not only did the riders have a lot of fun trekking around Kokanee Glacier on bikes, but the contingent also raised a whopping total of $67,800 for the MS Society of Canada.

The two-day event had bikers ride 102 kilometers from Bosun Hall in New Denver to Lakeside Park in Nelson for a barbecue during Saturday’s day one.

Sunday, bikers rode 114 km from Nelson to the Bosun Hall.

The MS Bike Tour has been a critical part of the MS Society’s fundraising efforts for over 20 years.

Proceeds from this event and others like it fund innovative programs and services and support research dedicated to finding a cure.

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