Ride Don’t Hide is an annual community bike ride which aims to raise funds to support families in BC, bringing awareness and breaking the stigma surrounding mental illness one pedal at a time.
Canadian Mental Health Association, Kamloops Branch actively works to promote mentally health people in a healthy society. CMHA Kamloops offers a variety of programs and services; Clubhouse Programs in Kamloops and Merritt, #TalkToday, Bounce Back, Mental Health First Aid, Emerald Centre co-ed homeless shelter, Winter Shelter, affordable housing for 55 plus and people with disabilities, safe suite for seniors 60 plus, and community educator.
Venue Start/Finish: Centennial Park Westsyde
Address: 705 Franklin Road
Date: Sunday, June 24th, 2018
Event package pick up:
Come by Cycle Logic (address 222 Victoria St) on Friday June 22 hours 3:00 – 6:00 and Saturday hours 10:00 – 2:00 to pick up your event packages with shirt and bib. Look forward to seeing there! If you cannot make it we will have them on event day. Come early to pick up 8:00am
Event site opens at 7:00 am
COST: Day of registration $40.00 cash or cheque only - Thank you
MacDonald's coffee will be served
7:30 am For the more serious cyclist we get you out early - 88km (please be advised that we had an OOPS in our distance - this is a 70km ride / same route)
Welcome remarks 9:00 am
Warm up 9:15 with Marlene Hibbs
10km and 23km start time 9:30am
5km walk or run 9:40am
BBQ: Please stay and enjoy a BBQ, shared stories and guest speakers, music, and draw prizes.
Cost: $35 youth (13-17) and $35 adults (18+)
Children 12 years and under ride for free when accompanied with a registered rider!
Distances: 10km and 23km family fun ride: Enjoy a scenic bike ride from Centennial Park dike along rivers trail, a 5km walk or run, plus a 88km distance for the more serious cyclist. Enjoy this 88km scenic route as it winds through the beautiful country side to the McClure Ferry and back. Exclusive for 88km – Raise $300 or more in donations and receive a custom 88km Jersey.
Virtual Rider: (not cost) Fundraiser who want to support Ride Don’t Hide but will not be participating in the event.
This community event accommodates riders of all ages and abilities with three different rides to choose from including routes for kids and adults, beginner and intermediate riders, plus a walk or fun 5m. Register now and be the first to receive more information.
Join thousands of Canadians 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”.