Introducing Boomerang 2019
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Introducing Boomerang 2019

Friends of Boomer’s Legacy British Columbia are back with their annual bike ride, this year with some exciting twists and turns!

On June 8 and 9. 2019, one hundred cyclists will set out to celebrate the life and legacy of Andrew “Boomer” Eykelenboom, who died during his service in Afghanistan.   Cyclists will have the choice between three different routes: 
  1. Comox to Nanaimo to Comox (50 spots available)- The Boomer's Legacy Boomerang ride brings past and future together in an adaptation of the original route, where participants get to ride from Comox to Nanaimo (110km) , returning the following day.
  2.  Port Alberni to Nanaimo to Comox (30 spots available) - Adding extra challenge to the Boomer's Legacy Boomerang, the event now features a mountain bike option in collaboration with Vancouver Island Compassion Dogs, where participants will traverse 2 passes and some incredible scenery. 
  3.  Victoria to Nanaimo to Comox (20 spots available) - Not to be outdone, our friends from the Navy have organised a ride based on the origin of Boomer's Legacy and will be crossing the Malahat to join the rest of the group in Nanaimo and complete the next day as a unit. 
The #BLBC2019 Ride will end with both mountain bikers and road cyclists meeting near CFB Comox for a celebratory dinner and commemorative ceremony, followed by an evening of fun!
“After several adjustments, experiments, and lots of experience gained, we are excited about the inclusive new format and hope that it will become the foundation for many future rides here in BC and elsewhere across Canada.”  Maureen Eykelenboom, Boomer’s Mom.
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