From May to June 2018, Sergeant Pete Viol of the Waterloo Regional Police Services (WRPS) will embark on his fourth, and final, long distance cycling journey, raising funds for the Regional Cardiac Care Centre at St. Mary’s General Hospital, and awareness of the serious risk cardiac disease in women.
On this self-supported ride, Pete will begin in Alabama where the Appalachian Mountains, North America’s most ancient mountain range, rise and extend north-east through the United States and Canada. Heading northeast, he’ll cross jagged ridges, deep valleys and thick forests through Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Cycling on back roads and rail trails, he’ll travel into New York State, and cross the border into Ontario near Kingston. He’ll continue along the scenic shores of Lake Ontario and finish in Waterloo Region.
Pete’s fundraising goal for his 2018 Appalachian Heartbeat Tour is $40,000!