Cy­cling Canada Sum­mit Hosted at Bear Moun­tain

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The week­end of Oct. 21-22 last fall saw the an­nual Cy­cling Canada Sum­mit held at The Westin Bear Moun­tain Golf Re­sort and Spa near Vic­to­ria, B.C., which fea­tured part­ner meet­ings and ses­sions that in­cluded a gala fundraiser on the Satur­day even­ing. Bear Moun­tain is the of­fi­cial train­ing cen­tre of Cy­cling Canada’s Cana­dian MTB team, and has hosted the open­ing round of the Canada Cup MTB XC se­ries since 2016.

A crowd of 175 at­tended to share a glass as lo­cal sports­caster Jeff King em­cee’d a stel­lar even­ing fea­tur­ing a silent auc­tion that raised more than $15,000 for the Na­tional team.

Stars such as Michael Woods (EF Ed­u­ca­tion First-Dra­pac p/b Can­non­dale), Leah Kirch­mann (Team Sun­web), Rob Brit­ton (Rally), Ryan An­der­son (Rally), Ben Perry (Is­rael Cy­cling Academy), Ali­son Jack­son (Team TIBCO), Ge­off Kabush (Yeti Cy­cles), Adam de Vos (Rally) and many more were joined by such past greats as Alex Stieda, Ron Hay­man and oth­ers for a su­perb even­ing of sto­ries and ca­ma­raderie. A spe­cial 7-11 replica jersey hon­our­ing the veteran duo of Stieda and Hay­man was part of the silent auc­tion.

In ad­di­tion, Woods, Kirch­mann and Stieda joined King for a short ques­tion-and-an­swer ses­sion loved by the crowd, as they cov­ered such top­ics as their highs and lows, ad­vice for young rid­ers, as well as their views on dop­ing.

Also hon­oured was lo­cal sup­porter Bob Cameron of Robert Cameron Law Corp., who re­ceived an award for his long­stand­ing sup­port of cy­cling in Vic­to­ria.

MC Jeff King in­ter­views the Panel (l-r) Leah Kirch­mann, Michael Woods, Alex Stieda.

(l-r) Ryan An­der­son, Adam de Vos, Ben Perry

Alex Stieda (l) and Ron Hay­man

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