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.
CMHA Vernon actively works to promote mentally health people in a healthy society. CMHA Vernon offers a variety of programs and services to the Vernon community, from work experience to supported pre-employment programs such as preparing and serving food to working in a clothing retail environment. Education and support sessions allow participants to learn life skills, wellness management and raise awareness of mental illness. A range of socialization and recreation programs further support wellness. CMHA Vernon’s diverse housing program includes residential facilities to subsidized housing.
Where: Creekside Park, Coldstream, 8101 Kidston Rd
When: Sunday, June 24th, 2018
What time: 8:00am – 9:00am Registration
Registration: $30 including T-shirt
Kids 12 and under are free: T-shirt may be purchased for $12 each
How many: 200 anticipated riders
Event Day: Resource table, Entertainment, Prizes, Food and Drink
2.2K Fun Wheeler Ride
This is a family ride but appropriate for all levels. The route take you along Kalamalka road and onto Mcclounie, to Tassie, then Cache and onto Sage Drive and back to Kidston Rd.
8.5K Cyclist Ride
This route takes you through the heart of Coldstream. You travel down Kalamalka Road for 3K and then onto Howe Dr, to Mackie Dr, then on to Coldstream Creek Rd for 3K, returning back to Kidston Rd and Creekside Park.
17K Cyclist Route
This route is for those who can’t get enough of the 8.5K route. You simply go around for a second loop around Coldstream on the 8.5K route.
40K Cyclist Route
This course is for the more experienced cyclist. Starting from Creekside Park you start on the 7K route along Kalamalka Rd on to Aberdeen Rd and then up Buchanan Rd for the challenge of an uphill ride. You will reach a checkpoint and be turned around to return the way you came and join on the 8.5K route and follow that back to Kidston Rd.
Funds raised will be used to support the work in our local community to raise awareness about mental health, end the stigma and provide essential services to people living with mental health issues in our community. Together we can ensure mentally healthy people in a mentally healthy Vernon community.
Canadian Mental Health Association, Vernon & District
3100 28th Ave., Vernon, BC V1T 1W3