Tristen Chernove to Speak at CHAFE 150 on June 14

Tristen Chernove, a Para-Olympic Gold Medalist, three-time world champion rider, and Canadian para-cyclist of the year will be the guest speaker at the CHAFE 150 pre-ride dinner on Friday, June 14. Chernove will be competing in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo and rides worldwide in competitions.

After just returning from riding the first World’s Cup in Italy where he won the Gold and World Cup leaders jersey, Chernove is getting ready to ride in Belgium for the second World Cup and in the CHAFE 150 June 15 (he was the first rider to complete the 150-mile CHAFE 150 route in 2018). He also just competed for Team Canada in the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Apeldoorn, Netherlands. In the men’s C2 category, he won gold in the Scratch Race, silver in the Individual Pursuit, and bronze in the 1,000-meter time trial. In addition, he topped the standings in the first ever Omnium, a compilation of points over four events. If you want to watch crazy-fast and exciting bicycle racing, watch track cycling.

Chernove has Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT), a neurological disorder that causes damage to the peripheral nerves which carry signals from the brain and spinal cord to the muscles. He will speak about CMT, his training regime, and what it takes to compete at a world-class level at the CHAFE 150 pre-race dinner from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on June 14 in Sandpoint. A question and answer session will follow. Get more info and tickets at Sandpointrotary.ejoinme.org/chafedinner.