My name is Josh Hopkin and I currently play Defense for the Saugeen Shores Winterhawks. Between hockey and studying Recreation and Leisure at the University of Waterloo, my winters are very busy. However, in the summer I enjoy spending my time on the water on either a jet ski, paddle board, or kayak. I first got into cycling to warm up for hockey games. However, since completing my first triathlon in 2016 I have come to enjoy cycling both competitively in triathlons and recreationally in events such as the Gran Fondo. I am thoroughly looking forward to taking part in this event alongside my family, friends, and hopefully my Winterhawk teammates.
Why I ride
I chose to do the Grand Fondo this year because it is a very nice ride that supports a cause that means so much to the community. I participated last year and had a great time! I really enjoy challenging myself and being active and it is really cool to see so many people coming together to do the same.
Josh would like to challenge other local sports teams and any WOAA hockey teams to put together a team to ride in the Gran Fondo