Hamilton ON – We Are Made to Give, the slogan identifying cyclist Dennis Choi’s up-coming odyssey across Canada, will fulfill a dream that Choi and his best friend, Blane Morden, both avid cyclists, had as undergrads: that once they completed their studies they would spend a part of the summer cycling across Canada.
Tragically, on June 8, 2010, Blane Morden was killed in a cycle/motor vehicle accident in Hamilton, Ontario.
Choi’s cross country tour is now dedicated to Morden’s memory and is a method of raising awareness about ride safety and fundraising for charity.
Choi is a 23-year old full time student at the University of Western Ontario in his fourth year of an Honours degree in Kinesiology and Psychology.
His cycling tour begins in his hometown of Jarvis, Ontario (near Hamilton) on June 15. He will then head east towards Toronto, and then right across Quebec (Choi hopes to be in the Montreal area around June 20).
Choi estimates that the entire tour will take about 75 to 80 days, the first leg ending in Halifax where he will board a flight to Vancouver. From Vancouver, he will continue his eastward route back to Jarvis, Ontario.
Right To Play is sponsoring Choi and donations towards his cause can be made through the Right To Play web site. Up-dates on his adventurous trip will be available on his blog
http://wearemadetogive.wordpress.com/, Facebook and Twitter.