Adventure cyclist, author and Canadian Cycling Magazine contributor Ryan Correy passed away at the age of 35 after a nine-month battle with colon cancer on April 27. Correy was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer at the age of 34 in July 2017 and his battle with cancer ended.
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Friends, family, and followers… Ryan openly and bravely shared his cancer journey with you all over the last 9 months, and today that journey became a legacy. ❤️ This morning, at 9:15am, surrounded and embraced by family, our beloved Ryan passed away peacefully at our home. ❤️ A celebration of life, befitting of the true champion that he was, will be held at a later date. We will share details soon. ~Sarah #apurposehidden
Correy was one of Canada’s most accomplished long-distance adventure cyclists having founded Bikepack Canada and completed events such as the Race Across America, the Tour Divide, victories at solo 24 Hour MTB races, the Arizona Trail and completed a 25,000 km trip from Alaska to Argentina.
After being diagnosed with cancer, Correy continued to be active on social media sharing his treatment and struggles to battle the disease. Correy’s wife Sarah announced the passing in a post on April 27 writing, “Friends, family, and followers… Ryan openly and bravely shared his cancer journey with you all over the last 9 months, and today that journey became a legacy.”
A memorial has been scheduled at the Canmore Nordic Centre on May 31st at 2 pm MDT. The event to celebrate Correy’s life will be followed by a barbeque and an easy ride.
For those who knew Correy or want to celebrate his life on the east coast, a memorial ride has been scheduled for May 19th in Burlington, Ont. which begins at Tamp Coffee Co. at 8:30 p.m. EDT.
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