Pedaling for Parkinson’s says this year’s event has been the biggest one yet.
Around 280 cyclists took to the roads over the weekend in support of Parkinson’s research. Event organizer Peter Istvan says the event raised over $230,000, with donations still trickling in.
This is in contrast to the original event seven years ago, which featured just five cyclists on its busiest day.
Cyclists participated in three days of riding with routes ranging between 40 and 130 kms.
Istvan says there were no major issues along the road, and everyone who participated got home safely.
Istvan also added that a large number of cyclists came from out of town to take part in the event. He says it was nice to be able to show off Parry Sound to them.
All the money raised by participants goes into the Pedaling for Parkinson’s research grant, which has raised just under $1 million. Istvan says he’s looking forward to next year when they can reach that milestone.