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Cops for Kids ride breezes through Nelson

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
September 12th, 2012

If you blinked you probably missed them.

But Monday the RCMP Cops for Kids ride cruised through the Heritage City en route to its finish Sunday (September 16) in Kelowna.

The Cops For Kids Ride is the main fundraising event throughout the year and is extremely successful in raising awareness and funds in support of children in the community.

The ride started Friday in Osoyoos. Riders cruised into Castlegar Sunday before trekking to Nelson Monday and onto Day four.

“The Castlegar Legion fed us a great breakfast (Sunday), we met with and made a couple presentations to a pair of our little ambassadors and headed out (Monday for Nelson),” said rider Mike Kosoff on his Facebook account.

“Rained like crazy between the Brilliant Bridge and the junction. The clouds parted as we got closer to Nelson. We stopped and visited with the Hume School students, ate lunch at the RCMP detachment and had a tailwind to Balfour.”

Kosoff and Colleen Lowing of the local RCMP detachment in Nelson are the two riders representing the Heritage City.

Wally Bursey of Castlegar is the other West Kootenay rider. Most of the bikers are from the Okanagan.

The ride stops in Cranbrook Wednesday, Three Valley Gap outside Revelsoke Thursday, before hitting Kamloops Friday and Vernon Saturday.

Anyone wanting to donate should go to http://reg.ccnbikes.com/index.php/event/2012-cops-for-kids-ride/pledges

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