Al has been an inspiration and an amazing friend to so many. For us, he was always pushing and challenging himself and convincing us that we could do the same. There is a poster on our wall that says "Your body is capable of some pretty amazing shit... Admire it! Challenge it!". Al is the living embodiment of this quote. His positive attitude and can-do spirit are two things that make Al such an amazing person.

Now Al inspires us again. Faced with a physical challenge no one is ready for, he continues to be "a beast" in the physical world and "The People's Champ" in spirit. We have decided to push our bodies to the limit as Al pushes his, and hopefully raise money for his new equipment and continued therapy. This poster in Al's workout space says it all!

Craig and I (Iain) will be riding a total of 559 kilometers non-stop in hopes of raising funds for Al. This will mean we will be on our bikes for about 20 hours! As this will be a long and difficult day we want to pick the weekend with the best weather. We will be riding on either June 12th, 19th, or 26th.

Please consider supporting our ride in one of three ways.

1. Contribute to this page - this the easiest way to help. And/Or...

2. Purchase an item from - These purchases directly support Al. And/Or...

3. On any Saturday in June, join us in a physical challenge. Maybe ride 55.9k or do a 5.59 run or walk. If you can Instagram your walk/run/ride (maybe wearing your 559 shirt) and hashtag your shot to #The559Ride.

We appreciate your support. Keep in touch on Instagram at The559Ride and on Facebook @The559 Ride. Check our progress on those two sites and watch for our schedule.

We will have live feeds the day of the ride and we are hoping that we will have some people out cheering us on - but please stay safe!

  • Darel Mesher 
    • $150 
    • 13 mos
  • Marcelle Gibson 
    • $40 
    • 13 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 13 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $559 
    • 13 mos
  • Dave & Sue Robertson 
    • $250 
    • 13 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Iain Hay 
Qualicum Beach, BC
Allan Wilson