Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Fun(d)raiser: A Farley Long Bike Ride

June 27, 2010   9:00am start

Come ride with our esteemed author and curator, Farley Wuth on a fun and historical bike ride to Beauvais Lake Provincial Park. This fundraising bike rally is in support of the Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village. Come out and support your local Historical Village to keep the grounds alive!

The $100 entry fee or $100 in pledges includes refreshments along the way, a rally t-shirt, history and a whole day of fun for the entire family! 

We will get together at 9:00 am and go over the safety issues and instructions for the trip. Riders will be given a rally t-shirt and safety vest. The ride is not a race but a fun way to spend the day. The day begins at 9:00 am at the Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village grounds (located at 1037 Bev McLachlin Drive in Pincher Creek, AB) The rally will be a 40 km round-trip to the lovely Beauvais Lake Provincial Campground and back to Town. The Alberta Parks staff will be on hand at the lake to give a brief talk on the park and its history during an energizing health break! The return trip to Pincher Creek is completely at the discretion of each rider. There will be transportation for riders and bikes back to Town as desired.

Along our route we will have several checkpoints to stop, rest and revitalize with a cool drink. These checkpoints will include a brief history of each area narrated by Farley. At each checkpoint riders will obtain a stamp to be able to continue on the ride. Again this is a family event and not a race. There is no prize for getting there first.

After our trip back to Pincher Creek and Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village, there will be games, history, a guided tour of our new bicycle exhibit featuring Dave Glass’s extensive collection, followed by a nutritious BBQ graciously donated by local businesses!