The fourth Annual Ride for Clean Energy benefiting the Tyler Lewis Clean Energy Research Foundation took place under sunny skies on August 6th, 2016, forty participants including seven CHBE graduate students, alumni and faculty embarked on the beautiful 75 km ride navigating through the scenic Fraser Valley, starting from Harrison Mills and ending in Maple Ridge. CHBE riders included James Butler (alum), Saad Dara, Naoko Ellis, Farhang Hesvaderani, Adrian Serrano, Dawn Marie Barreira (alum), Ryan Anderson (alum), David Chan (alum), Shehin Rahemtulla (alum), Cheryl Gomes (alum), Dave Bruce (alum) and Sean McBeath. Workshop staff Doug Yuen and Graham Liebelt were also instrumental in the transport of bikes from Vancouver to the start of the ride.
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 passed away in 2012. The Ride is set as the Foundation’s major annual fundraiser and proved itself as just that by raising $25,210 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 Foundation 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).