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Klassen to Join Annual MS Biking to the Viking Tour

July 15, 2014 7:50 AM | Sports

Cindy Klassen

Cindy Klassen (CNW GROUP / FILE)

Celebrated Olympian Cindy Klassen will join the fundraising efforts this year for the 25th anniversary of the MS Biking to the Viking.

The six-time Olympic speed skating medallist will be the celebrity rider for the 170 km recreational bike tour from August 23-24. The ride begins at 8 a.m. in Stonewall, Manitoba, taking cyclists to Gimli where they will enjoy a dinner celebration before returning to Stonewall the next day.

“We are thrilled to welcome Cindy to join in our cause and hope that Manitobans of all ages and cycling experiences will be inspired to take part in the 25th anniversary MS Bike Tour,” said MS Society president Donna Boyd. “We have teams made up of families, groups of friends, and co-workers of all kinds, coming together to take part in the ride.”

An estimated 750 cyclists will make the Biking to the Viking journey raising over half a million dollars this year.

Registration for the ride can be done online.