Broken Bike Wheel Originally uploaded by g-monkey

Several people, cycling for Ride of a Lifetime, were hit by a Honda Civic yesterday near Virden, Manitoba. Just 300 kilometers west of Winnipeg. The 45 and 50 year old male lost their lives while a 19 year old male and 16 year old girl were taken to a hospital. The young man and woman survived, and she is currently in Brandon recovering. They were the son and daughter of the 50 year old man.

Ride of a Lifetime is a fundraiser for The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The trip started out in Vancouver, BC. and was set to end in St. John’s, N.L. Our hearts go out to the families involved and I hope this accident doesn’t discourage other bikers who believe in the cause. Though, I’m sure it won’t be easy for the team to recover over such a loss. I’ll be sure to let you know If we get any updates.

Ride of a Lifetime