Calling all cycling clubs!

Okay cyclists, here’s an opportunity to rally your club and gather your friends to support building the rail trail – AND trigger matching funds.

Recently, the Cross Canada Cycle Tour Society reached out to us to offer a pledge to match funds from other clubs and organizations donated to the Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail from March 8 to June 30, 2021, up to $2,500. CCCTS is a non-profit organization for active adults of all ages. Members are mainly retired people and others who enjoy recreational cycling in BC, other provinces, the USA, and countries abroad.

What about your club? Do you love a challenge?
It’s simple to be part of this – decide what your club or organization can do to meet or beat the pledge. Then, send us an email – include a photo or two – and we’ll be sure to give a shout-out to your organization too.

With every contribution, we are that much closer to getting our bike tires on the trail. Community-generated capital funding is needed so the rail trail inter-jurisdictional partners can continue to apply for provincial and federal grants to start building the trail.

Four years ago, the Cross Canada Cycle Tour Society was fortunate to receive funds from the estate of a member of our club. Since receiving these funds, we’ve donated to other organizations that do great work related to cycling. The Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail is a project worth supporting!

Many thanks to these members of the (informal) Old Guys Cycle and Ski Group:

  • Brian Ayotte
  • Roger and Nan Beardmore
  • Jim and Marcia Beckner
  • Blaine Carson
  • Rod Charlebois
  • Paul and Virginia Cox
  • George Elamatha
  • Carl and Donna Flatman
  • Lorne Hunter
  • Pat Hutchins
  • Garry Landers
  • Peter Lawless
  • Charles MacLennan
  • Pat Shea

We’re all in this together!