Sad news from the road

We were both saddened to discover that two cyclists riding across Canada to raise money for diabetes were killed this past weekend. What a tragedy and one that hits especially close to home for us since we are planning on covering the same ground next summer. Please take a moment to read the blog written by Daniel, his friend from B.C. and two children. You can also watch their video about the trip. We’ve posted it below. If you’re touched as we are that these men died trying to do something good for others, then please consider making a donation to their cause, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. And please, whether you’re riding the roads on a bicycle or in a car, be careful out there.


  1. Ali rezaei
    2nd July 2008 at 5:42 pm #

    Hi guys,
    It is a big sorrow to hear two special men from canada have lost their lives.

  2. Mark H
    2nd July 2008 at 1:49 pm #

    Ride of A Lifetime is an inspiration to all of us, raising funds for this terrible disease. To lose their lives doing something so special for others makes them true gifts of the Earth.

    My deepest condolences to family and friends.

  3. Andre B
    3rd July 2008 at 10:33 am #

    This really hits home as we prepare to cross the country next year also. The plane tickets are bought for mid May. Our kids will be 14 and 16. Many CGOB sites comment on the poor road conditions of Manitoba. As I was cycling this evening I couldn’t help but think of what those families are going thru. My prayers are for them this evening.

    The only way I could guarranty that this wouldn’t happen is to not do the trip. But to me this is not an option. Just as they believed, the benefits outweigh the risks.

    It is truly a sad day for cyclists.

  4. nel
    6th July 2008 at 1:38 pm #

    And a very sad time for the diabetes community .
    We met the Team on June 17 here in Salmon Arm and broke bread with them at a local restaurant ( the restaurant treated the team of 7 !!!)
    I will do a Team Diabetes Canada 1/2 marathon , Jan . 2009 in Disney World , USA in memory of Daniel and Robert .
    Nel , living with type 1 diabetes for over 25 years , diagnosed at age 42 1/2 .

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