Sunday, 14 July 2013

Days 15-16 of the EPIC Ride - Moose Jaw - Regina, SK

Day #15 of the EPIC Ride
Friday, July 12, 2013
Moose Jaw - Regina, SK
Distance: 80 km
Sunny with some light clouds

Day #16 of the EPIC Ride
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Rest day in Regina, SK
Some sun, mostly windy with lots of rain

The 15th day of our Ride was pretty easy for the Riders, compared to their recent days. We also got some media attention.

After a great breakfast in Moose Jaw, thanks to our host Glenda James, we said some farewells and got photos with the cyclists we'd met the day before (see previous post).
While the Riders started the 80 km ride to Regina, I went to a few news agencies in Moose Jaw, to tell them about what we were doing. After that, I gave CBC Regina a call to tell them that the Riders were coming in to the area, and would they be interested in featuring us?

The reporter I talked to was really excited about it, so we arranged to have them meet us where we were staying in Regina.

When the Riders got to Regina in the mid-afternoon, we spent a few minutes talking to CBC and Dave went on camera to answer a few questions.

You can see the news clip here; just skip ahead to 8:35.

In Regina, we stayed with Glendyne & Doug Gerrard, who are involved with the Christian Missionary Alliance (CMA). Glendyne also runs an anti-human trafficking group called Defend Dignity. They work to end prostitution in Canada and are trying to create awareness about why making prostitution legal in Canada would not be a good thing.

While in Regina, we did a few fun and touristy type things, like visiting the RCMP Heritage Museum...

...visiting the Corner Gas Souvenir store...

...and getting a bike repair done at Big Sky Cycle (they were really friendly and gave us some great deals!); we also went back to the RCMP Museum and met up with Sharon Forbes-she worked with International Justice Mission and spoke to our church's young adult earlier this year-she is training to be an RCMP officer...

...finally, thanks to a connection through the owner of the Boston Pizza that Ben works at in Cambridge, we got free dinner at Boston Pizza South Regina!

We really enjoyed our time in Regina on the weekend, and it helped us rest up for a few long days of riding.

Tomorrow, I'll share how our 230 km ride to Moosimin went...

Ben Looby, EPIC Riders Team Leader and Support Driver (aka. "Ride Mom")

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