Biking for Breakfast Back with a Bite in 2006
July 11, 2006 — Ken Trenholm
Last year some called it the experience of a lifetime; others called it a
day of pure exhaustion and ultimate euphoria.
Whatever it was called last year, one thing is for certain, it is returning
for a second year with a longer route, increased rider participation, and
higher fund-raising goals.
This year the Biking for Breakfast Challenge (BFBC) is back and
bigger than ever.
BFBC is a single day 278 km tip-to-tip bicycling event to raise money for
breakfast programs across P.E.I. The event takes place on Saturday,
August 5, 2006
"Although the excitement seems to be about doing the entire island in
one day," explains Ken Trenholm, Chair of the Organizing Committee.
"People can elect to bike as far or short as they like or make up
teams to complete the course as a team. Anything is an option."
The community of Souris had a team in the event last
year. They varied the riders with some cycling 50 km and
others 100 km to complete the challenge in one day.
"It would not surprise me if a few companies entered in a
corporate challenge to weigh in on this community event for the children of
This year's version has: increased support vehicles and emergency response
in place; the support of numerous businesses; an incredible after event
spaghetti meal; and will also have representatives from the Women's
Institutes across P.E.I. volunteering at each of the refueling stations.
The Organizers are aiming for 75 riders to participate with a goal of
raising $10,000 to support breakfast programs across the province. This
exceeds the 25 who participated last year and triples the $3,500 raised last
A $50 pledge minimum is being requested to participate.
Organizers are encouraging early registration in order to prepare for the
refueling stations and the end of event meal. Cyclists have already
registered from as far away as Toronto and Calgary.