Spirit Ride 2016 aims to raise money for aboriginal fitness
Don Patterson, 61, is using his bike to raise money for aboriginal fitness programs
If you're driving on the Dempster Highway, watch out for a cyclist and his support crew.
"I came up with this idea because I wanted to increase awareness for the importance of physical activity for our aboriginal youth," Patterson told our CBC reporter in Inuvik. "This way I can pass through many aboriginal communities starting in Inuvik where you have both first nations and Inuvialuit population."
Patterson, 61, has raised $5,000 so far.
He's also working with Olympic skier Sharon Firth to get ski equipment donated to Fort McPherson and Inuvik schools.
Donations are being accepted on his website.