Conquering the Road to Quebec with the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer

by Adelaide Z  |  July 18, 2013

The weekend of July 6th, Vigi 4 Cure took to the Quebec countryside to make its way from Repentigny to Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, a small town just outside of Quebec City, all in the span of two days.

The weather on their side, the 15 riders from our Vigilant Global team beat the sunny pavement with their wheels, passing fields, homes and supporters along the way. Our riders received the caring support of volunteers and organizers, who made sure that there was plenty of food, water and resting checkpoints for all of the fundraising athletes.

Known for their humouristic team spirit, the Vigi 4 Cure cyclists sported a series of kids’ sun caps on their helmets, with bug-eyed faces that ranged from dinosaurs and sharks to butterflies and bears; an amusing trick to help them differentiate their teammates from the 1760 other riders taking part in the event.

Our employees (along with partners and friends) who took part in the event faced their own set of challenges for the Ride, including a brief run-in with a motorcycle which, thankfully, did minimal harm. They were also able to try their hand at drafting, a nifty trick that professional cyclists use to reduce wind resistance and that involves several bikers pedaling in a close queue and alternating the front rider.

The 5th edition of The Ride to Conquer Cancer raised 6.3 million dollars for the Jewish General Hospital of Montreal, of which over 38,900$ was raised by the Vigi 4 Cure team.  As always, we are proud to have such engaged and proactive employees, and wish to thank the organizers of the Ride for providing such an enjoyable experience!

Check out our Flickr feed for more photos of the event.


Photo By Edwin Santiago

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