What is the Ride for True Health?Posted: June 5, 2013
We’ve been planning to ride to the annual USANA Health Sciences International Convention for a number of years and this year – IT’S COMING TOGETHER! Considering our passion is long distance cycle touring, we thought why not ride for a cause? We’re supporting the USANA True Health Foundation – a not-for-profit charity that helps people in need, anywhere in the world. The mission of the USANA True Health Foundation is to provide the most critical human necessities—nutrition, clothing, shelter, medical assistance, and health education—to those who are suffering or in need.
The theme of this year’s USANA International Convention is LIVE IT! For us, cycle touring totally embodies the idea of living life to the its fullest. Let’s ride!
North America offers some of the most incredible cycle touring on the planet. We’ve toured in BC, Washington, Idaho and Montana. This year, we’ll add another couple of states to our list. Wyoming and Utah. It’s going to be amazing. We’ll leave Kamloops BC on June 23rd and arrive in Salt Lake City, Utah around August 12th. Going south from Kamloops we’ll soak up the sun in the Okanagan Valley as we make our way towards the border crossing south of Christina Lake. Through eastern Washington and northern Idaho, we’ll cross the continental divide at the top of the Lost Trail Pass and ride the high desert of Western Montana south towards Yellowstone. Trying to stay out of the lowlands we’ll ride past the Grand Tetons near Jackson Wyoming and then make our way south towards the Wasatch National Forest north of Salt Lake.
We hope to meet lots of people along the way. That’s half the fun of cycle touring. Finding out about people – learning about others and what matters to them. Sharing our ideas – particularly about cycling and its benefits for us … and the planet.
Please check back often to this blog – we’ll try to update it when we can as technology permits. See you on the road!