The excitement is building and the tickets are going fast for the big Tour de Rock beer and burger gala as the Cops for Cancer team hits the Parksville Qualicum Beach area next Thursday.
About two-thirds along their 1,000 km cycle down Vancouver Island, the team of 24 law enforcement, media and guest riders will hit Qualicum Beach Town Square around 11:45 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 25 and head on to Parksville for various events including a meet and greet at Thrifty Foods and the beer and burger fundraiser at the Quality Inn Bayside at 6 p.m. The Tour de Rock is sponsored by Black Press.
“Meet the riders — there will be head shaves and some touching speeches,” said Bob Bourgeault, organizer with the sponsoring Parksville Chrysler, adding that they always sell out the 250 tickets. “It’s usually a great time.”
The $20 tickets are available at the Bayside, Parksville Chrysler, Parksville Chamber or any member of the Rotary Club of Parksville.
Check The NEWS next Tuesday for more on the two local members of the Tour de Rock team.