Hurricanes’ Ward, Gleason to participate in Bike Challenge

Peter Koutroumpis, Triangle Sports Network

RALEIGH, NC – The Carolina Hurricanes announced on Wednesday that players Cam Ward, Tim Gleason, Jay Harrison, Kevin Westgarth and Nicolas Blanchard, along with Assistant Coach Rod Brind’Amour will be among the 250 cyclists participating in the Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic’s 24-Hour Bike Challenge beginning Friday at 5 p.m. and concluding Saturday at 5 p.m.

The event benefits the Carolina Hurricanes Kids ‘N Community Foundation which provides much needed funding to children’s charities and education programs throughout North Carolina.

Riders bike in teams to complete 24 consecutive hours of stationary cycling at the event, which benefits the Carolina Hurricanes Kids ‘N Community Foundation.

Donations can be made in a rider’s name online.

Guest Biker Schedule


6 p.m. Rod Brind’Amour

7 p.m. Assistant Athletic Trainer Doug Bennett

8 p.m. Head Athletic Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach Peter Friesen


9 a.m. Tim Gleason, Nicolas Blanchard

10 a.m. Cam Ward

1 p.m. Jay Harrison

2 p.m. Kevin Westgarth

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Peter Koutroumpis is an alumnus of the University of Toronto and Bowling Green State University. Living in the Raleigh area, he has been involved and employed in organized sport and competition as a player, official, teacher, coach, administrator, and volunteer. With more than 25 years of experience in sport event management and programming, as Owner and Managing Editor of the Triangle Sports Network, a set of online sports news sites, he provides a variety of perspectives on the amateur and professional sports landscape including the NCAA, NHL, NBA, PGA, LPGA, and more.

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