VIDEO: Bikers take two-hour ride around Fraser Valley to rally against bullying

Organizers estimated more than 100 bikers took part in the charity event on Saturday morning

Bikers Against Bullying launched its Fraser Valley chapter on Saturday with an anti-bullying awareness ride that cruised

from Sea to Sky Motorsports and across the Fraser Valley – raising $2,600.

Participants headed up to Fort Langley, then along the Fraser River, over Sumas Mountain in Abbotsford before looping back around through Aldergrove and back to Sea to Sky for entertainment and a barbecue.

The Burnaby chapter of Bikers Against Bullying has attracted people from around the Lower Mainland, but because of high interest and the initiatives of a local couple, there will now be a Fraser Valley based chapter.

Sandi Martins-Toner and David Toner are co-founders of the new chapter, who have been involved in a variety of community initiatives after their child, Matthew Martins, was murdered in the summer of 2005 at the Surrey Central SkyTrain station.

Sandi estimates more than 100 bikers came out to support the ride, a number she said she was completely blown away by – initially expecting a few friends to turn up.

READ MORE: Bikers hit Fraser Valley roads this coming Saturday with anti-bullying message

Michael C. said he came to support the cause because he, as a police officer, sees bullying all the time and wanted to ride with his group, the Blue Knights, to help put a stop to it.

Others like Victor E. came out from Burnaby to be part of the ride and get some fresh air while spreading awareness.

Masks were dawned by most participants while hand sanitizer was made available and social distancing measures were practised by the group of leather-clad riders.

The initiative to have bikers stand up against bullying started more than a decade ago with riders escorting bullied children into places such as their schools to show that adults have their backs.

The effort has expanded to include anti-bullying seminars in schools, mentoring youth at risk who may be engaging in bullying, and raising funds to support youth, including sending them to camps.

People can find more in the organization and its initiatives by visiting


Is there more to this story?


Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter



Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here


Just Posted

Scarecrow Festival given COVID twist

Art’s Nursery’s annual fall fundraiser, on the Langley-Surrey border, continues with some tweaks

Greater Vancouver Zoo turns to zoom for virtual visits

Aldergrove attraction encourages online learning while construction commences to modernize park

Plea deal results in guilty plea in fatal Langley shooting in 2017

First degree murder charge amended to conspiracy to commit murder

Surrey Langley SkyTrain moves forward with third round of public engagement

TransLink is seeking input on new station designs and construction management plans

Virus prompts Langley Camera Club members to refocus

Technology has kept local shutterbugs connected and broadened their horizons

3 new deaths due to COVID-19 in B.C., 139 new cases

B.C. confirms 40 ‘historic cases,’ as well

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

The court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington

Emaciated grizzly found dead on central B.C. coast as low salmon count sparks concern

Grizzly was found on Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw territory in Smith Inlet, 60K north of Port Hardy

VIDEO: B.C. to launch mouth-rinse COVID-19 test for kids

Test involves swishing and gargling saline in mouth and no deep-nasal swab

Young Canadians have curtailed vaping during pandemic, survey finds

The survey funded by Heart & Stroke also found the decrease in vaping frequency is most notable in British Columbia and Ontario

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

B.C. teachers file Labour Relations Board application over COVID-19 classroom concerns

The application comes as B.C.’s second week of the new school year comes to a close

CHARTS: Beyond Metro Vancouver, COVID-19 cases in B.C. haven’t increased much recently

COVID-19 case counts outside of Metro Vancouver have been level since July

70-year-old punched in the head in dispute over disability parking space in Nanaimo

Senior’s turban knocked off in incident at mall parking lot

Most Read