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(Above) Motorcyclists grab a bite to eat during a previous Ride for Eternity, an annual fundraising ride organized by Teen Challenge of Central Canada. This year’s ride will take participants on a 500-kilometre journey. 
(Right) Jill Ruth, owner of Headingley Sport Shop, will play host to the parade of bikes when they stop at the shop for a rest along their route.

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(Above) Motorcyclists grab a bite to eat during a previous Ride for Eternity, an annual fundraising ride organized by Teen Challenge of Central Canada. This year’s ride will take participants on a 500-kilometre journey. (Right) Jill Ruth, owner of Headingley Sport Shop, will play host to the parade of bikes when they stop at the shop for a rest along their route. Photo Store

See another part of Manitoba, put some miles on your motorcycle and raise money for a good cause by participating in the 12th annual Ride for Eternity.


The fundraising event, scheduled for Sat., July 27, is organized by Teen Challenge of Central Canada, a non-profit organization offering addiction recovery and drug awareness programs as well as operating men’s residences in Winnipeg, Denare Beach and Thunder Bay.


Participants will follow a 500-kilometre route, starting at the organization’s shop at 260 Jean Marc Ave. in northeast Winnipeg, with four stops along the way before the riders return to the shop for a barbecue dinner. The ride begins at 9:30 a.m. and dinner starts at 5 p.m.


The first stop is the Headingley Sport Shop at 5160 Portage Ave. Owner Jill Ruth said, while this is the first time her store is one of the stops on the ride’s route, she has supported previous Teen Challenge fundraisers, such as snowmobile and ATV rides.


"I want to help a good cause, and support the local motorcycle community," Ruth said.


Teen Challenge’s Janalyn Martin said about 78 riders participated in last year’s ride, and this year, they are hoping for 100. Approximately $12,000 was raised in 2012 through a combination of registration fees and riders’ pledges.


Registration is $35 for a driver and $25 for a passenger. Participants will complete ballots at each stop for a chance to win prizes, with extra prizes awarded to those who bring in pledges.
For more information and to register, contact Martin at 204-949-9484 ext. 2010 or see www.teenchallenge.mb.ca

— Staff

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