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Order of Manitoba Ceremony

Order of Manitoba CeremonyFor those interested in watching some of the Order of Manitoba Investiture Ceremony I was honoured to be a part of, here is a link. part begins at minute 24.It is the ongoing support of so many

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15,000km- the finish line

The last 2 km were by far the most enjoyable. We had a large group of cyclists join me for our bike parade to NKMB church.  Thank you ALL for making the effort in bringing your bikes. It meant a

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Today is the day

We picked up our MCF friends at the airport. I got home at midnight for a few hours of sleep before the final 333km.It would be interesting to get to meet some of the last 333 kids rescued by MCF,

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1,000km to go

14,000km done, 1000km to go. It was another hot one today, but I felt good all day. Last day is August 8. ALL are invited to NKMB Church, 1315 Gateway Road, on Thursday, August 8, at 6:30PM.Come hear an inspirational program that includes our

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An Invitation for ALL to join us for GrandpasCan/MCF Celebration.  Arvid Loewen of GrandpasCan will complete his 15,000 km ride in support of Mully Children’s Family, celebrating 15,000 saved lives. It is all happening at NKMB Church, 1315 Gateway Road, on Thursday, August 8, at 6:30pm. Come hear

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Race Across Oregon wrap-up report

I am back home. I am very pleased with how Race Across Oregon went for me. At age 62, I was the oldest solo participant there. I finished in 59 hours, 40 min,  20 minutes before the cut-off time.Given my schedule

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It takes a village

It takes a village.  Arvid has often said that it takes a village to raise a child. It takes the world to support the village.  We have had many, many people come alongside us on this journey as together we

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Order of Manitoba Ceremony

July 18, 2019

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Race Across Oregon & Order of Manitoba

My support vehicle for Race Across Oregon is on its way.I will fly out early Friday morning after the Order of Manitoba Investiture Ceremony on Thursday evening.  The  race starts on Friday evening at 6 pm with a max. allowed

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Arvid, we don’t have time for all your issues

Arvid, we don’t have time for all your issues …..So after a bit of a challenging morning riding through the thunderstorm and fixing 3 flats, I was reminded of my 2012 GWR attempt. We were sitting in a Tim’s at 2am

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My 4 AM start is a bit rough. Lightning, winds, downpours  and 3 flats in the first 3 hours have caused me to be picked up by Ruth.Not sure what I will do today. I have a done of prep

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The week ahead

Here is what is up for me this coming week. (at least that is the plan) Monday 333 kmTuesday 333 kmWednesday 333 km Thursday off Friday    500 kmSaturday off Sunday 500 kmAny ‘awake minutes’ left beyond the riding time are spent on

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500Km = an honest days work

500 km = an honest days work17 hours, 51 min includes 23 min off bike time. Average riding speed was 28.6km/hour.Here is the liquid I consumed to do this today: 8 bottles of water9 bottles of Gatorade2 litres of Pedialyte

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Total peace

Being at peaceEvery clear morning, around 5:30 am I reach the spot on Henderson Highway that turns east. Today there were  NO people and NO cars for the first two hours. At this turn of Henderson Highway I am always

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7766km done- 7244km to go

7766 km done – 7244km to go.Ruth and I decided to celebrate crossing the half-way point by going to Applebee’s after I completed 333km today. I am pleased with how it is going. My health is very good, my attitude is mostly

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Project Description

To read the full project description, download the PDF.


To participate by riding your bike in support of MCF, download the PDF.

GrandpasCan 2020 Training

Arvid's stats are updated daily in an online spreadsheet. Click here.

Prayer Requests

May 20: As the ride begins, pray that we will have strength equal to the task ahead!


About MCF

Charles Mulli is a former street child from the slums of Kenya. He became extremely successful in business, but then God called him to give it all up and care for the orphaned and abandoned children still on the streets in Kenya. Charles Mulli is the founder and CEO of Mully Children's Family. To learn more about MCF, click here.

Arvid's Role

God has called me (Arvid) to be an ambassador for Mully Children's Family. I have chosen to use ultramarathon cycling as my platform from which to fulfill this calling. You can follow my ride, here, at To read more about me and my story, click here.


I am asking you to help. I am trying to raise funds for the ongoing and capital expenses for the child mothers program at MCF. This program provides the critical life skills the young mothers need. To learn more about donating, click here.

Media Contact

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