September 12, 2007 (Halifax, NS) – Team H2V::Coast to Coast will soon embark on their cycling journey across Canada to raise money to find a cure for Juvenile Diabetes. Keep track of their progress through their daily updates at pedalmag.com and help them reach their goal.
Well Team H2V has arrived to their Halifax base camp and we are getting ready to begin the epic journey of racing across Canada in nine days.
Team H2V is a team of five riders aiming to set a Guinness Record for a trans Canada trip while raising necessary funds and awareness for Juvenile Diabetes. Currently Team H2V has raised a staggering $800,000 for JDRF.
The team consists of five riders and a huge number of dedicated volunteers including 16 unbelievable volunteers all wanting to drive 24hrs a day for those nine days. The riders are all business owners, in their own right, and for this to work have spent the last year making sure every section of the logistics to pull this off has been covered top to bottom.
This is not about the ride but it truly is the inspiration behind finding a cure for Juvenile Diabetes. Riders Kyle Balagno, Matt Young, Richard Alm, Keith Nicoll and Willie Cromack are all recreational riders who have pledged to help Kyle find a cure for his daughter Taylor.
This is the first update from the road of a series that will keep you up to date on the drama, the challenge, the adversity and the victory.
We landed yesterday and our mechanics from John Henry Bikes, Jason Roszelle and Tom Fagan, went to work to dial in our sweet Argon 18 Platinum bikes with slick FSA kit. The rigs were put together by their expert hands and we went for a early ride on Tuesday in the pouring rain, which of course we thought we had left in Vancouver, to get our legs moving again and to acclimatize to the terrain and time changes.
A few pedal strokes and some awesome sights was a great introduction to Nova Scotia. We are so thankful for all the well wishers and the help we have received in Halifax. Well enjoy the pictures and we’ll talk over the next two weeks.
For those that haven’t seen the videos go to www.teamh2v.com and get inspired. You can also check our web cam and gps tracker their as well.