The second annual Turn on the Tap Motorcycle Ride starts and ends in Kelowna, but for more than 40 motorcyclists expected to ride and raise money Sept. 19 to help families in the developing world get safe water, Vernon is their resting place.
It begins at 11 a.m. and by the time it’s over, participants will have driven a 130-km loop along Westside Road to Vernon and back south along Highway 97, before finishing with a barbecue at The House in College Business Park.
The only pit stop for the ride is at Alexis Park Church, at 3906 35A Street in Vernon.
A majority of riders will likely be there around noon to enjoy snacks and a break from the road.
Each rider is challenged to raise at least $100 for Turn on the Tap to provide health and hygiene training and a long-lasting BioSand Water Filter for a household of up to 10 people.
In the developing world, more than 880 million people are trying to live without safe drinking water and the results are catastrophic. Drinking polluted water is killing about one person every 20 seconds in places such as Africa, Latin America and Asia.