On June 24 a group of cyclists dipped their back tires in the Pacific Ocean with a goal to dip their front tires in the Atlantic within nine weeks on August 25. The cyclists average 70 to 80 miles a day. So far, the group is on schedule but has had some setbacks like having to load the cyclists on buses because of excessive heat warnings in the Southern US and having to reroute in Colorado because of wildfires. The trip includes a Candian leg from Sombra, ON to Montreal, PQ. The Sea to Sea “Cycling to End Poverty” bike tour group will be entering Canada on August 7th via the Sombra Ferry at approximately 2 PM and biking to Sarnia Christian School in Sarnia. Most of them will be camping out overnight, and some of them will be billeted in the homes of various hosts. The total number of bikers and support staff will be approximately 100 to 200 people. There are 80 cyclists completing the entire trip, there are many cyclists who have chosen shorter portions of the journey. There are four cyclists from Sarnia completing the entire trip which include Clarence VanderVies, Christina Nienhuis, Karel van Klaveren, and Zach VanReenen. Harry Mennega has chosen one of the shorter portions. The riders camp out in city parks, camp grounds or at schools. In Sarnia they will either camp at Sarnia Christian or they may stay with a host family for the night. A caravan of 22 volunteers, tractor trailers, vans and trucks follow the cyclists each day providing, water, food and space for personal items. Area residents can welcome the bikers at Sarnia Christian school at 6:30 pm or people can check their route and and stop by to cheer them on.
They can be cheered on the Michigan side also.
See route below
Total distance: 79.2 mi/127.4 km
Elevation: + 1758 / – 1716 ft
Overnight location: Sarnia Christian School
Check the web site http://seatosea.org/ or meet the bikersWednesday August 7th 6:30 PM: at Sarnia Christian School