Happy Valley-Goose Bay man completes bike ride across country – The Telegram

HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY — It wasn’t planned, but it was poignant.
Matthew Pike of Happy Valley-Goose Bay ended his cross-country bicycle ride in St. John’s Aug. 1 on what would have been his cousin Craig Pike’s 37th birthday.

Craig was the inspiration behind the journey.
Born with spina bifida, Craig was in and out of hospitals all his life.
“Craig had medical issues his entire life, but he didn’t let it slow him down,” Mattthew said.

In Craig’s early years, The Children’s Wish Foundation granted his cousin his wish to meet “The Great One” — Wayne Gretzky. Later, Craig became a Children’s Wish volunteer, and raised money for the charity at his wedding. When Craig died in 2014, the family of the Corner Brook native suggested donations in his memory be made to the Children’s Wish Foundation.

Matthew’s ride was not only to honour his cousin’s memory, but he continued his legacy by raising funds for the charity dear Craig’s heart.

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