Julie Harman

Julie Harman

Get ready to rock

Tour de Rock rides into town tomorrow

Tour de Rock riders will wheel down Beacon Avenue with local students following as the Cops for Cancer hit Sidney streets on Oct. 6.

The Canadian Cancer Society bike ride will be on the Peninsula that day, and after a visit at KELSET elementary around 12:30 they’ll head into Sidney.  After a couple of stops in West Sidney the riders will spin their way to the Mary Winspear Centre to assemble for the parade down Beacon Avenue with various emergency services vehicles.

This year the Tour de Rock team will be joined by local school children chosen by a classroom draw at each of the three Peninsula elementary schools, one lucky student from each grade will be chosen from a hat. The team is expected to ride down Beacon around 3:15 p.m. en route to Beacon Park.

“We urge all businesses to come out on the street and cheer them on as they make their way down Beacon,” said Julie Harman, chair of the Peninsula Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock committee.

Activities at Beacon Park include a hot dog by donation sale from noon to 4 p.m., T-shirt sales, headshaves, mini donuts and more.

Kynan Smith of KELSET school has raised more than $6,000 and will be taking to the stage to have his head shaved. Smith is donating his long locks to Locks for Love an organization that collects hair to make wigs for young cancer patients.