Bike challenge raising money for hospice

Volunteers have starting working in Clearwater, Barriere and Little Fort to collect guesses for the fourth annual Hospice Cup bike challenge

(L-r) Barriere residents Louis and Julie Hetu watch as Steve Peterson of Blackpool makes a guess for the Hospice Cup bike challenge coming up on Sept. 9 as Drake Smith looks on.

(L-r) Barriere residents Louis and Julie Hetu watch as Steve Peterson of Blackpool makes a guess for the Hospice Cup bike challenge coming up on Sept. 9 as Drake Smith looks on.

Volunteers have starting working in Clearwater, Barriere and Little Fort to collect guesses for the fourth annual Hospice Cup bike challenge, according to Drake Smith of the North Thompson Hospice House Society.

Funds raised by the bike challenge will go towards building a hospice for the North Thompson Valley, likely to be located in Little Fort.

This year’s bike challenge will be held on Sunday, Sept. 9. One team of riders will leave from the funeral home in Barriere at 1 p.m. while another will start from Clearwater’s funeral home at the same time. The person who best guesses where the teams meet will win a prize.

Cost per guess is $2, says Smith. All distances are measured from Barriere. The volunteers working in Clearwater, Barriere and Little Fort each have slightly different sign-up sheets so there will be no overlap of guesses.