West Kootenay Challenge
August 19 & 20, 2017

For more information, contact Jillian Earl:
jillian.earl@mssociety.ca | 1-800-268-7582 ext. 7298

MS Bike West Kootenay Challenge Update - August 16, 2017

This past week has continued to see fluctuations in the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) ratings in the region, as well as the onset of new fires. While there have been periods of high risk AQHI ratings, the average daily ratings have remained in the moderate risk range and we remain optimistic that the AQHI will stay below the high risk range. At this time, we have determined that the event will proceed as planned, but with caution and full understanding that any changes to the AQHI ratings may trigger a cancellation without notice in the hours leading up to, and during the event itself. Read the full letter


MS Bike is the largest fundraising cycling series in North America and it’s the experience of a lifetime! Every year since 1989, cyclists of all ages and fitness levels across the country get together to end Canada’s disease: multiple sclerosis. Join us at this event full of excitement, challenge, community and we know you’ll leave with a sense of great accomplishment.

BCY MS Bike West Kootenays

Challenge yourself. The West Kootenay ride places you in one of the top biking spots in Canada. If you want a real challenge, take on this ride with epic views and fabulous food!

This extraordinary two-day 222 km MS Bike tour loops around the Kokanee Glacier in the Selkirk Mountains, from New Denver to Slocan, to Kaslo, and back to New Denver with an overnight in Nelson. If you think you can’t ride the full distance, check out our Relay Option – all the fun, half the distance.

The ride begins Saturday at Greer Park, New Denver. We’ll provide the rest stops, food and entertainment while you experience and enjoy the majestic scenery along the way. On Sunday, wake up to breakfast and head out to explore more of the West Kootenays.

Whether you are competing to be the strongest team or fighting for a cause that’s close to home, we’ll be right with you for every challenge, every breakthrough and every triumph. Join the fight to improve the lives of Canadians affected by MS. The dollars you raise are invested in world-leading MS research that will bring us closer than ever to finding a cure for the disease. Together we can end MS!

  • Take on the challenge of 222 km over 2 days
  • Relay Option for half the distance but all the fun
  • A minimum of $350.00 raised to participate
  • Saturday celebration dinner
  • Sunday lunch
  • In New Denver, book accommodations with the Valhalla Inn for Aug. 18 (call 250-358-2228 and quote the “MS Bike Tour” to receive the $115 rate).
  • In Nelson, book accommodations with the Adventure Hotel during the Aug. 18 – Aug. 20 weekend (call 250-352-7211 and quote the “MS Bike Tour” to receive the $129 rate).
  • Fully supported with a marked and mapped route, emergency mechanical support and first aid

Provincial Sponsors

Global    BCY CKNW AM 980

Local Sponsors

  • Black Press
  • 2016 EZ Rock
  • The GOAT - Castlegar
  • 2016 Juice FM
  • Save On Foods
  • BCY Kootenay Savings
  • Atco Wood
  • CGIS
  • Gerick Cycle
  • Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism
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  • Nelson Chamber of Commerce