A four-year-old boy peddled his way through Okotoks last night (Aug. 11) followed by a procession of motorcycles.
The young cyclist, Kolten Davis, led a similar, albeit smaller convoy, last year as part of his Great Cycle Challenge campaign.
This year, he's embarking on the challenge again, having formed a team called Rip'n Donuts, which includes his two-year-old brother Keegan.
His mother Tasha Davis says the brothers have been thrilled at the reception.
"We've gotten so much support from the community. It is second to none. It is incredible how much the community has come together to help us with this cause, to help us help others. It's just such a heartwarming experience."
This is the second year in a row that Kolten was joined by Bikers Are Buddies for a trip around town.
About 30 motorcycles trailed Kolten, with a fire engine and some municipal enforcement vehicles clearing the way in front.
Though Keegan often rides alongside Kolten, the steep 32nd Street hill would've likely been a little too steep for the youngster, who rode with his dad instead.
The journey ended at The Big Dipper, where riders and cyclists celebrated with ice cream.
While this particular ride was part of Kolten and Keegan's wider campaign, it was actually in honour of another child.
"It was a very emotional ride because it was dedicated to a little dude, a little rockstar that we met last year. He's 10 years old, and his name is Loic. Loic is basically fighting for his life right now, He has leukemia, and you know what? Nothing takes a smile from that kid's face. He's a proud big brother. He's a proud son to his parents, and nothing slows him down," says Tasha.
The campaign's main goal is to bring hope and cheer to locals, but they've also managed to raise over $17,000 as a team for children's cancer, with Kolten and Keegan alone raising nearly $7,000.
They're also nearing the halfway point of their 300 km distance goal.
The family has a few more things planned before the month is out, including a Superhero Training Camp where local kids can meet Batman and navigate obstacle courses.