Dany Bonneville on Furnace Creek 508
Dany Bonneville joined us on the CHOM phone this morning. From October 6th to 8th, 2012, Dany will be part of two Québec teams who will represent the Heart and Stroke Foundation during Furnace Creek 508, an event described as the toughest 48 hours in cycling sport.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation salutes the courage and determination of Dany Bonneville (Beloeil) and Danick Charpentier (Verdun) of team Stubborn Bulls and Patrice Pellerin (Beaconsfield) and Charles Rodrigue (Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures) of team Blue Frogs. These four adventurers will take part in Furnace Creek 508, an 8-leg extreme endurance event, which attracts cyclists from around the world. In less than 48 hours, participants must cycle 508 miles (818 km) with a total elevation gain of 35,000 feet in the middle of the California Desert, where scorching daytime temperatures give way to glacial conditions at night.
These four cycling enthusiasts will relay each other in a battle against these infernal conditions, while using this opportunity to raise funds for the Foundation.
You can find out more about the Heart and Stroke Foundation's initiatives HERE.
You can find out more about the Furnace Creek 508 HERE.