THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NORMANDY LANDINGS
Get ready to pedal through time and immerse yourself in the monumental events that shaped the course of history. Wounded Warriors Canada invites you to be part of BBR24 — an extraordinary 5-day cycling adventure that retraces the footsteps of our heroes during one of the most pivotal moments of the 20th century: the D-Day landings of World War II.
Our meticulously curated itinerary takes you on an exploration of the Normandy coastline, where Allied forces launched their audacious assault against Nazi-occupied Europe. From June 9th to June 14th, experience the past and present merge as you ride along the same roads that witnessed courage, sacrifice, and unwavering determination.
Each day of this immersive journey is designed to transport you to significant sites, enabling you to grasp the challenges faced by the Allies and the extraordinary valor they displayed. Stand in awe at Merville Battery, experience the formidable Atlantic Wall at Le Grand Bunker Museum, and pay your respects at the Normandy American Cemetery. Engage with history as you explore the Memorial Pegasus, trace the path of the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada, and gain insights at the Juno Beach Centre.
This ride is not just about cycling; it’s about connecting with the past, feeling the weight of the sacrifices made, and celebrating the triumph of the human spirit. As you pedal through picturesque landscapes, you’ll be a witness to the stories that unfolded here – stories of camaraderie, resilience, and ultimate victory.
Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a cycling aficionado, or someone seeking a profound and unforgettable experience, BBR24 is an opportunity to honor the past while embarking on a physically and emotionally rewarding adventure. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this exceptional journey, cycling through history and forging memories that will last a lifetime. Join us for BBR24 and ride into the heart of history.
Date: June: 9 – 14, 2024
Where: Caen to Falaise, France
Total Ride Distance: 500km
Registration Fee: $500
Fundraising Minimum: $5,000
Space is limited to first 100 riders registered.
If you have any questions, please see the FAQ’S page.
BBR23 Ortona 80
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