They did it!
After almost 10 exhausting hours, a group of Vancouver cyclists completed a massive ride to raise money for mental health.
On June 11, members of the Crowns and Clowns cycling team made an epic bike odyssey up and down Mount Seymour, Grouse Mountain, Cypress Mountain, and finished the day in Whistler Village.
The roughly 242-kilometre journey included a total of 4,560 metres of elevation gain. There were, of course, several bathroom breaks and even a quick stop at the A&W in Squamish.
The rest of the team (with some members doing it twice!) is actually planning to ride the route again on June 18.
"We're trying to raise money for a great cause, for mental health, so why not do something that's challenging? That's what people go through with their challenges, so we thought we'd try it out," explains team member Andrew Ross.
Their ambitious adventure supports the Coast Mental Health Foundation's Courage 2 Go Further campaign. Individuals or teams are encouraged to set a physical challenge and raise funds in the process. No donation amount is too small and you don't have to be a pro athlete. The initiative is on now until the end of August.
Crowns and Clowns has already raised over $45,000.
The Courage 2 Go Further campaign helps thousands of people across the province access critical resources through support services and employment or education opportunities.