Local ultra-marathon cyclist Arvid Loewen will be riding his bike non-stop up and down Henderson Highway tomorrow to raise money for an orphanage in Kenya, Africa. Loewen has been biking for the past 22 days in conjunction with Tour de France’s schedule. Pledged by various donors at $69 per kilometre, he’ll try to raise as much money as possible by biking 24 hours from 7:30 a.m. on Sunday until 7:30 a.m. Monday morning.
Loewen runs the website SpokeImpact.com, which works to support the Mully Children’s Family (MCF) orphanage in Kenya.
If he bikes 500 km, that’s an impressive $34,000 raised.