August 23, 2017

Women who ride Conga founder leaves legacy

Flo Fuhr captured during a Conga ride by photographer Christina Shook (www.christinashook.com)
photo contributed
Florence Fuhr, the founder of the Women Who Ride Conga annual fundraising event for breast cancer, has passed away.

By Marissa Baecker

In all my adventures of riding, meeting this lady was a highlight. It is with a heavy heart that I learned of her passing but it is with a smile that I see her spirit has touched so many by all the online comments, gatherings, tributes and photos being posted. Florence Fuhr was truly one of a kind.  When someone passes, you don’t know what to do as is true in my case.

What I can do is share her memory as I know there are many people out there that she has crossed paths with who can’t help but smile when her name is mentioned.

If you don’t know who she is, I can share with you the original story I wrote about her after a chance meeting while riding.

Goin’ with the Flo in the Kootenays – a story behind every bike.

There is also book written by Tamela Rich – and photographed by Christina Shook – that includes stories of Flo’s Conga ride fundraising adventures.Tamela

Flo Fuhr captured during a Conga ride by photographer Christina Shook (www.christinashook.com)
Flo Fuhr captured during a Conga ride by photographer Christina Shook (www.christinashook.com)

Those able to attend a celebration of life are invited to Eagles Hall, Campbell River, B.C. at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 15, 2016.  I may be safe to say those attending will be dressed in pink as opposed to black. It is what Flo would want.

 

About Marissa Baecker 442 Articles
Marissa Baecker is a professional photographer (www.shootthebreeze.ca) and writer, contributing to various media publications. Marissa considers herself a solid rider but without any technical or instructing background, she does not consider herself an expert but rather someone who is learning every day and wanting to share her knowledge. Marissa enjoys all aspects of riding including dirt bikes, quads, scooters, street bikes and even a little racing.