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5433km done- into the middle third

5433 km done, the dreaded middle third syndrome is about to begin.Things have gone well so far. Just finished my second day in a row in under 12 hours.  11h, 59 min and 11h, 57min, averaging 28.2km and 28.4km/hour, with

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Father’s Day and a Flag of Inspiration

Our son Paul and his family took us to Half Moon for Father’s Day. Three generations of Loewen men. We are so blessed. For a change, I was able to enjoy the ‘scenic’ Henderson Highway from the passenger seat of a van,

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I missed my bike too much

When I take some time off the bike for a number of days, especially before a big  event, sometimes I wonder if I still even know how to ride.  I think some runners experience the same feeling before a marathon.

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4,000 km done

4000 km doneBy now I am quite familiar with the cracks (and there are plenty) on the road on Henderson Highway. So far, for the most part I have been able to direct the potentially mind- numbing boredom of riding

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I am off the bike for 36 hours! Hurray!

6 days of 200km/day went really well. I have been able to stay on the bike with next to NO off bike time, other than a flat. If you are interested, visit Arvid’s stats for the detailed info.Thanks to Ken and

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A Perfect day

 It was fairly calm and the temps reached the mid-twenties. I had to think of how blessed I am to be able to do this and I thanked God for my health/strength at age 62. I  reached  10% (1500km) today.

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Showers of Blessings

Yesterday I had a discussion with a few Hutterite friends. They were all excited about the rain that was in the forecast for today. Their freshly seeded crops were in need of the moisture. If I am honest, I did

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A Rollercoaster of Emotions; the ride begins tomorrow, May 20, 2019

The last week leading up to an event is usually an emotional rollercoaster. The awareness of what lies ahead  becomes clearer and stronger with each passing hour. The anticipation is both exhilarating and downright scary. There are times when I am consumed

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I Ran Out of Road

I ran out of road, so I had to stop. When things go better than hoped for. GrandpasCan 2018 was my 14th year of using one big cycling event per year as my main platform from which to raise funds

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Be Strong and Courageous

Be strong and courageous. Never have 4 words been more important in the outcome of an event than these words spoken to me by my wife Ruth at the time of my departure for BC. On June 28th, Ruth and

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This just in from Arvid’s super sensitive support crew

Arvid, while having a Tim’s break: I’m having issues with my feet. I have other issues too. Weldon: we are not stopping long enough to listen to all your issues. Ah the joys of night-time support crewing. Brings our the

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Signatures for the guinness record

Arlene: not everyone is willing to sign as a witness. Arvid: I wouldn’t sign either

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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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