Ride Don’t Hide is a community bike ride hosted, nationally, by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), with the goal to raise awareness and help break the stigma surrounding mental health while raising essential funds to support mental health programs in our community.
The community event is a ride, not a race, with routes designed for riders of all ages and abilities—from the beginner rider to the advanced cyclist. 2018 marks the 5th Annual Ride Don’t Hide event for CMHA – Calgary, the only ride in Alberta.
Our goal in 2018 is to have 550 cyclists, raising over $175,000.
Springbank Park for All Seasons – 32224A Springbank Road, Calgary, AB
June 24th, 2018
$55 Early Bird Registration until April 30, 2018; $65 Regular Registration from May 1 – June 24, 2018. Make sure to register early due to limited space! Children 12 and under are free! Registration will be open until 12 p.m. on June 23, 2018 or until we reach capacity. Day of registration will be accepted if spaces permits. *Note: Trailers and tag-alongs are not permitted due to the nature of our course. Helmets must be worn.
Adults and Youth will receive a Ride Don’t Hide t-shirt (Children’s t-shirts are available for purchase); A supportive ride with aid stations (water & snacks) on the 105km and 50km routes; BBQ lunch after the ride; fun festival activities to enjoy after your ride; and a Rider Kit with goodies and swag!
*Schedule subject to change
10km, 20km, 50km or 105km routes – all departing from Springbank Park for All Seasons
All ages and skill levels from beginner (10km, 20km), intermediate (50km) to advance (105km)
Pick-up your Rider Kit filled with goodies, your Ride Don’t Hide T-Shirt and Rider Number ahead of time! You will still have to check-in on Event Day to pick-up your timechip for safety reasons.
When: Friday, June 22, 2018 – 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: CMHA Welcome Centre – #105, 1040 – 7 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3G9
Ensure your bike is safe for the road and make sure you know the rules of the road. All riders are required to wear a helmet. Review our safety document prior to Ride Don’t Hide. Remember: this is a ride, not a race! In the case of inclement weather and/or poor visibility, race organizers reserve the right to suspend the event.
In total, the Calgary Ride Don’t Hide event will need approximately 80 volunteers to run safely and smoothly. Volunteers will be provided with a T-Shirt, lunch and any materials they may require (i.e. safety vest). Volunteers are responsible for their personal transportation to and from Springbank Park for All Seasons.
5:00 – 6:00 p.m., Thursday, June 21, 2018
CMHA Welcome Centre, #105, 1040 – 7 Avenue SW
We require volunteers to attend this orientation in order to be properly briefed and trained for the event day. Volunteers will be instructed on safety as well as their role for Ride Don’t Hide and roles will be assigned. Snacks will be provided.
We require volunteers to submit an application form in order to volunteer. Click here for the form.
Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region creates awareness, provides education, and support for individuals and families living with mental illness or substance use, or a loss by suicide. We provide community-based programs, including supportive and independent living, homeless outreach, aboriginal outreach, suicide bereavement and peer support for families and individuals. We work closely with other community organizations to bridge gaps in the mental health care system and facilitate access to important services and resources.
Join thousands of Canadian across the country who will ride to raise funds for community support services for those living with mental health challenges.
Help eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness.
Lead the way in your organization and community by promoting “mentally healthy people in a healthy society”.
If you have any questions about the Ride Don’t Hide event, or if you’re interested in event sponsorship please contact Amy Ball at firstname.lastname@example.org or 403-297-1742.