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B.C. man gears up to cycle Himalayas for kids charity

B.C. man gears up to cycle Himalayas for kids charity

A North Vancouver man is preparing for an epic bike ride through the Himalayan mountains – all in support of his charity that raises money…

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A North Vancouver man is preparing for an epic bike ride through the Himalayan mountains – all in support of his charity that raises money for struggling Nepalese children. In This Is BC, Jay Durant caught up with the adventurer who admits he’s "crazy" to take on this challenge. Training rides up to Cypress Mountain don’t come close to what Daniel Burgi is about to experience.

The North Vancouver man is preparing for an epic bike ride through the Himalayan mountains in support of his charity that raises money for struggling Nepalese children.

He gets the same reaction every time he tells someone about his plan.

“Crazy,” he told Global’s This is BC .

“Everybody said, ‘You’re crazy,’ but I already knew that.” This Is BC: Don Bryan keeps ventriloquism alive On Sept. 10 Burgi and four other riders will embark on an epic six day bike ride through the Himalayas in Northern India, reaching altitudes of nearly 5,500 metres (18,000 feet).

“Two of the highest rideable passes in the world,” Burgi said. “I say rideable, they’re not really rideable, but we’ll just try.”

On a previous trip to northern India he rented a cheap bike to test part of the route. But on that trip, he only went out for a couple of hours, not six full days in a row.“The biggest challenge is I’m not really a cyclist,” Burgi said with a laugh. “I hardly know what I’m doing.” This Is BC: Flying U Ranch celebrates a century – Jul 21, 2022 Before […]

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