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Greig hits the road with the intention of covering 150 miles per day, and finishing his challenging journey in 30 days.

The ride is part of Greig’s Campaign for Good News, an initiative where each night of the ride, a pre-arranged positive and uplifting story from the community where he will be staying for the evening will be videotaped and posted on his campaign’s official website.

According to Greig, his goal is to “remind people of the positive things happening in the world and inspire others to dream big and make a difference in whatever way they can”.

Fort St. John will be the ambitious cyclist’s 11 pit stop on his journey, scheduled for Monday, July 2.

To celebrate his arrival, Fort St. John will be holding a free outdoor concert entitled “Campaign for Good News Music Festival”, where those in attendance will be treated to a live music show by the band Nine Mile. The show will be taking place in Centennial Park and will run from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.

In addition to the concert, feel good stories from around the community will also be shared with the crowd.

The event is appropriate for all age groups, and organizers are requesting people bring blankets and chairs for their own comfort.

Fort St. John residents interested in submitting their personal good news stories can do so by filling out a Story Submission Form which is available at Fort St. John City Hall, or online.

Greig is no stranger to long distance cycling trips, as in 2009, he cycled solo and unsupported across Canada, a distance of 4,700 miles, but at a slightly slower pace.

He can be tracked in real time through the campaign’s official website.

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