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Okotoks area cyclists helping to fuel the community

Highwood Cycling Club, Ridley's Cycle make $1,600 donation to Okotoks Food Bank
Okotoks Food Bank executive director Pamela McLean accepts a $1,600 cheque from Carson Bell or Ridley's Cycle and the Highwood Cycling Club. (Bruce Campbell/Western Wheel)

It takes a lot of energy to road bike.

The Highwood Cycling Club, along with Ridley's Cycle Okotoks, helped fuel the community by donating $1,600 to the Okotoks Food Bank on Dec. 11.

The funds were raised by putting plenty of kilometres in the Foothills, and then maybe a pint or a snack or two afterwards.

Once a month during the cycling season, after one of their rides the members would hold a pub night — with all the proper licences — hosted at Ridley's Cycle, the club's home base.

The proceeds from those pub nights, approximately $800, went to the food bank. That amount was matched by Ridley's Cycle.




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