Update: First Road ride was April 12th, a bit cool but good riding temps. Started off with some hills and clocked a top speed of 54Km\h :) 26Km ride and found the new wheels to be very comfortable and smooth. A few needed adjustments to relieve some knee pain befoe the next ride.
Hi, you have reached my personal fundraising page for my cycle ride for Wounded Warriors Canada. I will be participating in a 600+kms cycle tour from June 8th to 16th in Croatia. Called the Battlefield Bike Ride, it will begin on the 100th Anniversary of the end WWI in the very place that sparked the war to end all wars — on the streets of Sarajevo. Nearly 80 years later, Sarajevo, and the broader Balkan region, would once again descend into chaos. The breakdown of the former Yugoslavia, and war that ensued, required the service and sacrifice of over 40,000 Canadian soldiers who would deploy as part of multiple United Nations and NATO missions, defending the cause of peace during the decade of the 1990's and the early 2000's in the Balkans.
During this tour we will be taken to places of significance to Canadian Armed Forces members and their families who served in the Balkans. Their service was a physical demonstration of the mission of Wounded Warriors Canada to Honour the Fallen and Help the Living. The ride will culminate at the site of the battle of the Medak Pocket in Croatia on the 25th anniversary of the battle, the Canadian Army's most intense combat since the Korean War.
You may ask why I am doing this? Do you have a passion? Imagine if you could do that passion and have an impact on others at the same time?
I have a passion for cycling and seeing the world and now I can use that to fundraise and help Wounded Warriors Canada to fulfill their vision of supporting our country’s ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans, First Responders and their families.
Canadian Armed Forces have been a key element in making Canada what it is today. As Canadians we have a lot to be thankful for and if I can give back to those who have risked their life for Canada it is a win- win opportunity.
If you feel you can help by donating, I thank you in advance.
If you can’t I ask you to pass it on to someone who may spread the word.
Passions can benefit more them ourselves.
Thanks, Keith Gillis
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