Three years after the inaugural Ride for Clean Energy benefitting the Tyler Lewis Clean Energy Research Foundation, the third annual ride got under way. On August 8th, 30 participants including seven CHBE summer and graduate students embarked on the beautiful 75 km ride navigating through the scenic ‘Harrison to Home’ route, starting from Harrison Mills and ending in Maple Ridge. These CHBE riders included Saad Dara (second-time rider), Adrian Serrano, FarhangHesvaderani, Lucie Solnickova, Arman Bonakdarpour, Tenghu Wu, Nathanial Williams and Sean McBeath (third-time rider) collectively raising over $2,900. Doug Yuen also played a big role as a volunteer behind the scenes, facilitating the transport of bikes.
The Tyler Lewis Clean Energy Research Foundation is a non-profit organization that awards a yearly grant to a graduate student enrolled in a Canadian post-secondary institution, in the field of renewable/sustainable energy research, with a $10,000 scholarship. The Foundation and Ride was established in memory of Tyler Lewis, a CHBE graduate student who tragically past away in 2012.The Ride is set as the Foundation’s major annual fundraiser and proved itself as just that by raising over $14,602 to go directly to the Foundation, the biggest tally in the event’s history so far! The money raised is pivotal for the continued issuing of the Foundation’s yearly grant.
The Tyler Lewis Clean Energy Research thanks the involvement of CHBE in the Ride for Clean Energy, as well as the continued involvement in the years to come. To find out more about the Foundation, you can visit the website at www.tylerlewis.ca. For further information about the Foundation or how you can get involved with the ride in years to come, get in touch with Foundation board member Sean McBeath (firstname.lastname@example.org).