Tour du Canada C-KAP Award
In support of C-KAP
In 2003, in support of its mandate, Tour du Canada announced an annual award to recognize participants in C-KAP who ride their bikes in the greatest number of Canadian provinces or territories in a year.
Through this award, both Tour du Canada and C-KAP will encourage cyclists to explore the wide range of excellent cycling opportunities in Canada. The award is available to members of C-KAP. Membership in C-KAP is open to men and women of all ages and nationalities. The winner receives a trophy donated to C-KAP by Tour du Canada and C-KAP will further recognize the rider's accomplishment with a certificate of achievement.
The combination of the number of provinces and territories and the total Canadian distance is used to determine a winner.
Previous award winners (on CKAP web Site): Winners
Canadian Kilometer Achiever Program (C-KAP) is a national fitness incentive program that dates back to 1976. That year, groups of cyclists from across Canada traveled from province to province to their final destination of the Olympics in Montreal, Quebec. The goal of the program is to encourage participants to improve their health and lifestyle through cycling. The program has encouraged over 1,000 cyclists, on a voluntary basis, to log their daily kilometers throughout the year. The cumulative cycling distance of C-KAP participants is over 15 million kilometers.
About Tour du Canada
Tour du Canada is a national network of cyclists whose mandate includes the promotion of interprovincial cycling. The club has more than 300 active members throughout the country and in various parts of the world. The Tour du Canada organization conducts the annual cross-Canada bicycle ride. Tour du Canada was first staged in 1988 and since then more than 700 participants have completed the 7400 kilometre cross-country ride. Cyclists travel from Vancouver British Columbia to St. John's Newfoundland, travelling through all 10 provinces. The age range of participants to date is 14 to 73.
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