Bibby Ste. Croix and Fonderie Laperle Team Members Take the Défi Pierre Lavoie Challenge
June 23, 2014
Bibby Ste. Croix team members recently had the opportunity to participate in the Défi Pierre Lavoie Challenge on June 12-15. The goal of this event is help kids make healthier choices in their everyday lives and build habits that will become the norm for future generations by promoting physical activity, healthy eating and perseverance at school. The Grand the Défi Pierre Lavoie began in 2008 and became the largest health-related event to ever be organized in Quebec.
The Bibby team participated in a 135 kilometer (83 mile) bike tour which raises funds for local elementary schools to promote healthy life habits. It was 68 degrees on the day of the event and they had solid rain so no one had to worry about overheating. Most of the team finished in 4.5 hours with one member finished in 5.45 hours.
Fonderie Laperle team member Alain Poissant also participated in the bike tour and cycled 1000 km (635 miles). The tour began Thursday night, June 12 and finished Sunday afternoon June 15 with cyclists travelling an average of 250 km (135 miles) per day.