BICYCLE RACE                                Participants in the eighth annual Test of Humanity mountain bike race raised around $45,000 for aid work in Ethiopia. The race was held Sept. 16.                                (John Arendt/Summerland Review)

BICYCLE RACE Participants in the eighth annual Test of Humanity mountain bike race raised around $45,000 for aid work in Ethiopia. The race was held Sept. 16. (John Arendt/Summerland Review)

Mountain bike race raises close to $45,000

Test of Humanity race in Summerland will provide assistance in Ethiopia

It was a test of speed and endurance for mountain bike races as they competed in the eighth annual Test of Humanity race in Summerland on Sept. 16.

The race was a fundraiser to support Canadian Humanitarian’s projects in Ethiopia.

This year, the event raised almost $45,000, bringing the total to more than $380,000 over the eight years the race has been held.

The winner of the elite male 16-39 four-hour event race was Cory Wallace, a world champion mountain biker in the 24-hour event. Wallace raced eight laps of the 10-kilometre course within the time limit. His average speed was 19.58 km/h.

Eric Ouellette finished in second place in the category, with six laps and an average speed of 17.04 km/h.

In the elite male 40+ category, Richard English finished first, completing six laps at an average speed of 16.61 km/h, while Michael Johnston was second, covering the same distance but with an average speed of 16.53 km/h.

Sonya Looney was the winner in the elite female 16-39 division.

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