Local BC Sherriff Mike Kosof rides more than 1000 kilometers in Cops for Kids Ride
Anyone travelling the North Shore during the summer would have noticed local BC Sherriff Mike Kosof putting in some tough road miles on the bike.
Kosof wasn’t training for his usual assault on the Nelson Cyswog’n’ Fun.
The cyclist was preparing for the ten-day ride through the Okanagan and Kootenay regions as part of the 2013 Cops for Kids Ride.
Covering off close to 1000 kilometers, the annual fundraiser raised more than $250,000 — a record amount of money. In 2013 the ride raised $190,000, which bring the 13-year event to a total of more than $1.9 Million.
The tour started in Kelowna with the Blues Brothers leading the parade before heading south to Osoyoos.
The ride then took the crew east to Castlegar and onto Nelson last Monday before Balfour the East Shore of Kootenay Lake to Creston.
The next stop was Cranbrook and onto Golden, Revelstoke, Kamloops, Vernon and back to Kelowna to finish Sunday at noon. The tour of 21 riders included Kosof and RCMP officer Rob Gardiner of Castlegar.
A highlight was two children of BC Sherriff Iris Steffler, Che and Aven, presenting Kosof with a cheque for $527 from their own fundraising.