MS Bike
West Kootenay Challenge

West Kootenay Challenge

Saturday, July 6 and Sunday, July 7, 2019

Event Details

Location: Rotary Lakeside Park
Check-in time: 7:00 AM
Start time: 8:00 AM
Route length(s): Day 1: 68.6 km, 82 km, 94 km / Day 2 67.4 km
Early Check-in Location: Gerick’s Cycle & Ski
Early Check-in Date: Friday, July 5, 2019
Early Check-in Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

For more information, contact Katherine Campbell: | 604-602-3211 or 1-800-268-7582 ext. 7233



Online Raised: $83,349.30

Online Goal: $105,000.00

Teams: 11
Cyclists: 63

Are you ready for the MS Bike experience? You’ll conquer Canada’s best roads and accomplish your wellness goals, while accelerating the pace of MS breakthroughs and empowering people affected by MS to live their best lives. You are changing the future of MS and we will be here to fully support you through every kilometer of your journey.

Lakeside Park, the pride of Nelson's waterfront, is your home base for this weekend featuring challenging hill climbs, fantastic food, and scenic views unique to the West Kootenays.

Your ride begins through historic downtown Nelson and takes you across the river to Crescent Valley. Heading back, you'll take on the 49 Creek Hill, a favourite among West Kootenay Challenge veterans.

On the second day, you'll be following Kootenay Lake to take a quick ferry ride for a visit to Procter. Don't be fooled by the leisurely nature of this route -- a challenge awaits on Long Beach Road before you head back to Nelson.

Your ride is fully supported with marked and mapped route, a support and gear vehicle, and our awesome volunteers who will cheer you on along the way. You'll also be treated to breakfasts, lunches, and a dinner on Saturday night to celebrate and socialize with your new MS Bike friends.

Experience Nelson from the best seat in the house your bike!

Save-On Celebration Dinner

You are invited to the Save-On Celebration at Lakeside Park. Doors open at 4:00 pm and dinner will be served at 5:00 pm. Celebrate your hard work with your bike friends. All cyclists are free to attend, guests may attend with the purchase of a ticket. Purchase a ticket here.

Top Online Fundraisers


  1 -  Richard James ($9,535.00)
  2 -  Tammy Zirk ($6,600.00)
  3 -  Jim Noiles ($6,450.00)
  4 -  Samantha Segal ($6,085.00)
  5 -  Sally Hardy ($4,185.00)
  6 -  Ivy Mitchell ($3,695.00)
  7 -  Garth Shubert ($3,255.00)
  8 -  Hannu Harinen ($2,790.00)
  9 -  Jim Horkoff ($2,300.00)
  10 -  Jennifer Carr-Zingle ($2,248.00)


  1 -  The Rear Guard ($10,735.00)
  2 -  Let's Crush MS ($10,460.00)
  3 -  Ride Sally Ride! ($8,405.00)
  4 -  Save On Foods ($4,770.00)
  5 -  ATCO Wood'n Wheelers ($3,990.00)
  6 -  Calgary Mitchells ($3,895.00)
  7 -  The Carr Crew ($2,598.00)
  8 -  G-Forces ($2,525.30)
  9 -  Two lost Kats ($1,622.00)
  10 -  macattack ($1,500.00)

Local Sponsors

Gerick Cyclebcy_atco.jpgbcy_nelsondaily2.jpgBCY EZ RockNelson Chamber of CommerceBCY Save on FoodsBCY Kootenay Savings

In-Kind Sponsors

BCY Teff EnergyBCY NorcoBCY DanDPak



BCY Black Press MediaBCY Global