UNITED WAY SUNSHINE ROUTE
Not even a weekend tornado could stop Jack Jensen or other cyclists from around the Ottawa area from riding out and through Prescott-Russell to help United Way.
“Traffic was kind of bad because the lights were all out,” said Jensen, as he pumped up one of the tires on his touring bike. Jensen lives in one of the areas of Ottawa where the power went out as a result of the damage done to hydro lines by one of two tornadoes that whirled across the Ottawa River area between Ottawa and Gatineau.
Jensen and other Ottawa cyclists were still determined to take part in the annual Beau’s Oktoberfest Bike Ride on September
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Plus de 300 cyclistes de l’est de l’Ontario se sont inscrits pour participer à la randonnée cycliste annuelle de l’Oktoberfest de Beau’s, au profit des programmes de Centraide dans la région. L’évènement de cette année a permis de récolter 63 975 $ pour soutenir les programmes de Centraide, qui viennent en aide aux jeunes en difficulté des régions d’Ottawa et des cinq comtés.