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Axel Merckx Supports Inaugural Ride to Conquer Cancer in BC

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February 27, 2009 (Kelowna, BC) — Olympic medalist and eight-time Tour de France competitor Axel Merckx stands with bike shop owners Jim and Owen outside Fresh Air Experience showing their support for the inaugural Ride to Conquer Cancer® benefiting BC Cancer Foundation.

“I’m really excited about participating in The Ride to Conquer Cancer as I feel like we will be able to make a great impact on the cancer fight within BC,” said Merckx. “I really hope that more people will join my team and I, therefore, I encourage everyone to call 888-771-BIKE or visit conquercancer.ca to join Team Merckx for this incredible journey to Seattle.”

The Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting BC Cancer Foundation will be held June 20th — 21st. Riders will begin their two-day journey in Vancouver, BC, after a moving Opening Ceremony before embarking the first leg of their voyage.  After camping overnight, the ride will end in Seattle, WA. Proceeds from The Ride to Conquer Cancer are raising money for research and enhancements to patient care at the BC Cancer Agency.

Registration for The Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting the BC Cancer Foundation is now open. Call 1-888-771-BIKE or visit <http://www.conquercancer.ca/>www.conquercancer.ca to sign-up today.

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