August 11, 2005 – This coming Saturday’s cycling event has become a major cycling event for Prince Edward Island. The first annual Biking for Breakfast Challenge, on August 13, a fundraising endeavour for PEI Breakfast School Programs, “is breaking new ground,” says Ken Trenholm, organizer of the event.
“It enriches an already vibrant cycling presense on the Island on one hand while assisting a program for children that is considered best practice across the world on the other.”
Trenholm also adds the fact that the 254 km one day cycling total even surpasses any one day race in the 2005 Tour de France.
The event also appears to be setting a record on the Island. Further, 11 riders attempt to do what has not been done before. This is the most cyclists that has ever attempted a one day bicycle trek across Prince Edward Island in one day.
The 11 riders are: Ben Kennedy (Kensington), James Van Toever (Charlottetown), Mark Bowlan (Stratford), Norman Arsenault (Belleville, ON), Rex Button (Summerside), Mike Ross (Ellerslie), Erik Charron (St. John’s , NF), James Quinn (Vernon River), Rob Cook (Traveller’s Rest), Dan Steele (Cornwall), and Ken Trenholm (Summerside).
Another 9 riders are participating in this event as a partial participant, completing between 50 to 100 km: Bob Lyons (Souris), Marguerite Arsenault (Souris), Lorraine McIntosh (Souris), Carol McNalley (Souris), Sandra Kelly (Souris), Mark Holland (Charlottetown), Gordon MacMillian (Charlottetown), Jason Linger (Charlottetown), and Sara Deveau (Rollo Bay).
“Whether riders are attempting the full course or a partial course, riders will have the opportunity to reach their personal goals in both cycling endurance and amounts pledged.” Trenholm explains.
Trenholm is encouraging people to “honk away” when they see the cyclists this Saturday as the ride will be long and a few honks will go along way.
It is not too late to register. Cyclists may still register for the event by visiting www.summersidecycling.com or by calling Ken Trenholm at 888-3878.