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2019 Ride For The Kids

Ride for the Kids Langley-to-Sardis event marks anniversary.

Organizers looking fo a "title sponsor" for annual Canuck Place fundraiser. 

Dan Ferguson / June 27,2018      -  Langley Times   

                                                                                                                                                                             On Wednesday June 11 Jeff Bandura and a small group of friends will celebrate 20 years of riding together by getting on their bikes and pedalling 165 kilometers from Langley to Sardis and back again.

They will have a lot of company with up to 60 participants expected.   Read full story HERE

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Back in the mid 90's there were many cycling events, BC Cup, Canada Cup events and races like the Test of Metal, Cheakamus Challenge, 24 Hours of Adrenalin and later the Trans Rockies Challenge. There was a group of friends taking part in these events, racing for sponsors such as Granville Island Brewing, Asama, Rocky Mountain and Seymour Bicycle Fitness. Some rode as independents looking for the possibility of a sponsored ride.

At one of these races the group suggested to Jeff that since he was employed in the Sports Nutrition Industry and had many relationships and connections, that he should start his own team and they would ride for him.                         The first J Ban Racing group, Natural Factors "Team BeCause" was formed in 1998 followed by Basic Sports Nutrition, Flash 5, Flora Glo, Alliance Ingredients, Zinetti Foods and finally Bayview Towing. Through the years while the team sponsorship may have changed, the heart, sole and core group of people has remained the same.

J BAN RACING was born with Jeff, Edwin, Rick, Tyler and Brad. Shortly after, Johnny Anderson, Bart, Karen, Dale, Gail and Bryan Henderson joined in. In 2005 Jeff, Rick and Terry Routley rode the inaugural Ride 2 Survive, a 400 KM one-day ride from Kelowna to Delta. It was after that when Jeff envisioned building his own charity ride, one in which the average cyclist could complete. Thus, he founded the Ride For Hope in 2007. The ride went through a sponsorship and name change in 2015 becoming the "Ride for The Kids". The team today sill has many original as well as newer members participating in many local rides both for charity and fun while logging thousands of KM's a year

This year will be the 12th for the Ride For The Kids! The focus of the ride, as always, is raising funds and awareness for the Canucks For Kids Fund, directly benefiting the children and families of Canuck Place Children's Hospice.

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Langley-based Ride for the Kids cyclists ready to roll for Canuck Place

Annual fundraiser covers 165 km, and begins and ends at Langley Twin Rinks

Supporting or taking part in this year’s Ride for the Kids benefiting Canuck Place Children’s Hospice are, left to right, Anthony Munroe, Rob Neufeld, Cheryl Lydynuik, Monty Armstrong, and Jeff Bandura. The 165 km cycling fundraiser begins and ends at Langley Twin Rinks on Wednesday, July 12. Troy Landreville Langley Time

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2016 Ride for the Kids Cheque Presentation

Representatives from Bayview Towing, C & D Logistics, the NW Police Escort , members of the Canuck Alumni,  and a couple Bayview Boys were on hand at Rogers Arena on April 2 for the presentation of the 2016 "Ride for the Kids" cheque to the Canuck for Kids Fund. $16,188.00 was raised during the 10th Anniversary ride and will greatly benefit the Children and Families of Canuck Place.

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2015 Cheque Presentation to Canuck Place

 

Sponsors from C&D Logistics and Bayview Towing along with members of the NW Police escort and riders of the Ride For The Kids were on hand in the Vancouver Canuck Alumni Suite at Rogers Arena Feb 18 to present a cheque to Canuck Place for $13,531.00

Ride for the Kids cyclists ready to                roll from Langley 

A July 2 fundraising cycling trek for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice begins and ends at Langley Twin Rinks.

 

 

Troy Landreville / Langley Advance 
June 23, 2015 09:32 AM

 

 

Team Bayview Towing cyclists, who are spearheading the Ride for the Kids cycling fundraiser on July 2, posed in front of the Langley Twin Rinks sign on the Langley Bypass.   Photograph By Troy Landreville 

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Langley part of bike ride to support Canuck Place

The name is changed, the ride has been shortened, but the cause of an annual cycling journey based out of Langley remains the same.

 

Troy Landreville / Langley Advance 
April 8, 2015 01:37 PM

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Team Bayview Towing 

Team Bayview Towing stopped during their training ride to take a team photo with their title sponsor's truck. Thank you Dennis and Cory for making the truck available. We appreciate your support.

 

Bayview Auto Towing is our new title sponsor. They have been providing a service to the community since 1987. They have 24 trucks that service the lower mainland and are proud to be part of the " Ride for the Kids " as a team sponsor.

Canuck Alumni and Sponsors at Rogers Arena for Cheque Presentation, February 3, 2015

On February 3, 2015, Jeff Banudura from the Canuck Alumni, Dennis Rushinko of Bayview Towing, Kevin Sorby of London Drugs, Natalie Gauvreau of HomeLife Realty and Victor de Bonis of the Canucks for Kids Fund were on ice at Rogers Arena to proudly present a cheque for $69,679.00 to  Canuck Place Children's Hospice.  We thank our sponsors, volunteers and riders for their continuing support and effort to make this ride happen!

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Langley Cyclists Among Those Embarking on a 200 KM Journey For Canuck Place Children's Hospice

 

An annual fund- and- awareness-raising cycling journey that travels through Langley on July 9 supports children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. - See more   HERE

Team Bayview Towing Participates in 2014 May Day Parade

Members of Team Bayview Towing escorted the Bayview Auto Towing/Homelife Benchmark Realty float at the May Day Parade in Fort Langley on May 19th.

 

Canuck Alumni and Sponsors at Rogers Arena in February 2014 to present Cheque for 142,481

In February of 2014, Canuck Alumni Jeff Bandura along with Ride Sponsors Maurizio Zinetti of Zinetti Foods, and Rick Dubord of HomeLife Realty and Victor de Bonis of the Canucks for Kids Fund were on ice at Rogers Arena to present the 2013 cheque for $142,481 to Canuck Place. A sincere thanks goes out to all our sponsors, volunteers and riders for making this event happen.

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Thank you for riding in support of the Canucks for Kids Fund and Canuck Place Children’s Hospice in the 2013 Ride for Hope!  Your fundraising efforts for Canuck Place will help provide specialized pediatric palliative care to over 450 newborns, children and teens with life-threatening illnesses and their families from across British Columbia.

An event like this takes the contributions and energy of many! Special thanks to the Ride for Hope committee members, Canucks for Kids Fund, Zinetti Foods, Homelife Charity Golf Classic, London Drugs, corporate partners, the volunteers serving food, driving pace cars, trucking water, Fin, and the families who supported the riders at the finish.

 

Congratulations on your physical journey. We know there was a big headwind that was relentless all day and a team that came together to make the destination and meet the wind head on. We also want you to know that the children, families and staff at Canuck Place were there with you in spirit – leading the riders and pulling you to reach your destination.

 

Full article is available HERE

Annual Ride Helps Ailing Kids and their Families

 

Click HERE  to view the full aritcle by Troy Landreville of the Langley  Advance July 2012

Canuck Alumni and Ride Sponsors at Rogers Arena In March 2012 to Present $137,373 Cheque

On March 3rd, 2012 Canuck Alumni Jeff Bandura and Dean Malkoc along with Ride sponsors Rick Dubord,of HomeLife Realty, Rachel Sykes of Nestle Canada were on ice with Canuck Place representitive Stephani Samaridis to present the 2011 cheque for $137,373 to Canuck Place!  Huge thanks to all our sponsors,volunteers and riders that made it all possible!