Local woman rides for fun, family and food
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When Nancy Bacon learned her son had autism, it may not have changed how she felt about him but it did inspire a very long bike ride.
Her seven-day Western Ride for Autism will
end on Granville Street this afternoon, with two fellow cyclists, a rock-a-billy band and a documentary film crew from Toronto in tow.
“When people see we’re having so much fun, they want to get involved,” the 30-year-old financial consultant told Metro by phone. “And that’s the whole point.”
She began training six days a week in March and raised $30,000 before setting off.
While the experience has been hard on her body, all the support encountered has more than made up for a sore knee, she said. And there is at least one other benefit.
“I can eat whatever I want when I cycle eight to 10 hours a day,” she laughed from a McDonald’s in Merritt.
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