The gang’s all there at the 49th Parallel in Chemainus, with staff celebrating the Tour de Rock team’s arrival for a training ride. (Photo by Mike Gonzalez)

The gang’s all there at the 49th Parallel in Chemainus, with staff celebrating the Tour de Rock team’s arrival for a training ride. (Photo by Mike Gonzalez)

Tour de Rock cyclists gear up on training ride

Stops in Ladysmith and Chemainus part of the fanfare and preparations

Tour de Rock riders spread the love at a stop in Chemainus Saturday during a training ride. (Photo by Mike Gonzalez)

The gang’s all there at the 49th Parallel in Chemainus, with staff celebrating the Tour de Rock team’s arrival for a training ride. (Photo by Mike Gonzalez)

The Tour de Rock mascot is a big hit with the kids. (Photo by Mike Gonzalez)

High fives all around for the Tour de Rock riders from admiring kids. (Photo by Mike Gonzalez)

Car show and Tour de Rock training ride creates all kinds of fanfare in Ladysmith Saturday. (Photo by Mike Gonzalez)

Peter Richmond of 49th Parallel and wife Lesley with Tour de Rock riders. (Photo by Kathy Holmes)

Peter Richmond and wife Lesley helping out during the Tour de Rock fundraiser at 49th Parallel Grocery in Chemainus Saturday. (Photo by Kathy Holmes)

Dishing out the hot dogs for the Tour de Rock fundraiser at 49th Parallel Grocery in Chemainus Saturday. (Photo by Kathy Holmes)

Betty Hewitt of 49th Parallel serves hot dogs at the Tour de Rock fundraiser in Chemainus Saturday. (Photo by Kathy Holmes)

Don Bodger

The Courier

Stops in Ladysmith and Chemainus part of the fanfare and preparations

 

The Tour de Rock mascot is a big hit with the kids. (Photo by Mike Gonzalez)

The Tour de Rock mascot is a big hit with the kids. (Photo by Mike Gonzalez)

High fives all around for the Tour de Rock riders from admiring kids. (Photo by Mike Gonzalez)

High fives all around for the Tour de Rock riders from admiring kids. (Photo by Mike Gonzalez)

Car show and Tour de Rock training ride creates all kinds of fanfare in Ladysmith Saturday. (Photo by Mike Gonzalez)

Car show and Tour de Rock training ride creates all kinds of fanfare in Ladysmith Saturday. (Photo by Mike Gonzalez)

Peter Richmond of 49th Parallel and wife Lesley with Tour de Rock riders. (Photo by Kathy Holmes)

Peter Richmond of 49th Parallel and wife Lesley with Tour de Rock riders. (Photo by Kathy Holmes)

Peter Richmond and wife Lesley helping out during the Tour de Rock fundraiser at 49th Parallel Grocery in Chemainus Saturday. (Photo by Kathy Holmes)

Peter Richmond and wife Lesley helping out during the Tour de Rock fundraiser at 49th Parallel Grocery in Chemainus Saturday. (Photo by Kathy Holmes)

Dishing out the hot dogs for the Tour de Rock fundraiser at 49th Parallel Grocery in Chemainus Saturday. (Photo by Kathy Holmes)

Dishing out the hot dogs for the Tour de Rock fundraiser at 49th Parallel Grocery in Chemainus Saturday. (Photo by Kathy Holmes)

Betty Hewitt of 49th Parallel serves hot dogs at the Tour de Rock fundraiser in Chemainus Saturday. (Photo by Kathy Holmes)

Betty Hewitt of 49th Parallel serves hot dogs at the Tour de Rock fundraiser in Chemainus Saturday. (Photo by Kathy Holmes)