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CMHA Vernon

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.

Ride Don’t Hide 2017

Where: Creekside Park, Coldstream, 8101 Kidston Rd

When: Sunday, June 25th, 2017

What time: 8:00am – 9:00am Registration

  • 9:00am – On-site Presentation
  • 9:30am – Welcome All Riders
  • 9:45am – 40K Cyclist ride starts
  • 9:50am – 17K Cyclist ride starts
  • 9:55am – 8.5K Cyclist Ride starts
  • 10:00am – 2.2K Fun Wheelers ride starts


Registration: $30 including T-shirt

Kids 12 and under are free: T-shirt may be purchased for $12 each

How many: 150 anticipated riders

Event Day: Resource table, Entertainment, Prizes, Food and Drink

The Routes

*Please note there has been slight changes to the route to accommodate local construction*

2.2K Fun Wheeler Ride *Remains unchanged*

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.

7K Cyclist Ride

This route takes you through the heart of Coldstream. You travel down Kalamalka Road for 3K and then onto Giles Dr, to Pine Dr, then on to Coldstream Creek Rd for 3K, returning back to Kidston Rd and Creekside Park.

14K Cyclist Route

This route is for those who can’t get enough of the 7K route. You simply go around for a second loop around Coldstream on the 7K route.

21K Cyclist Route

Missed all the sights on the 7K route, just take a third lap and you will complete the 21K course.

36K 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 7K route and follow that back to Kidston Rd.

Funds at Work

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.

Progress %
Raised %146
Raised $58600
Goal $40000

Top 10 Leaders for Vernon & District

  1. 1.

    Sheila Stainton


  2. 2.

    Todd Strilchuk


  3. 3.

    Karyn Godard


  4. 4.

    Kelli Sullivan


  5. 5.

    Connor Strilchuk


  6. 6.

    Cole Strilchuk


  7. 7.

    Gary Horsting


  8. 8.

    edward schratter


  9. 9.

    Hazel Payson


  10. 10.

    Fiona McGregor


  1. 1.

    Liam's Lunar Monkeys


  2. 2.

    Kidston Kindness


  3. 3.

    Geared 2 Go 2017


  4. 4.

    Team Godard


  5. 5.

    Fast Eddy!!


  6. 6.

    Predator Ridge


  7. 7.

    Momma's Tribe that Rides


  8. 8.

    Team Kersey


  9. 9.

    Gone Cycling


  10. 10.

    BDO Canada LLP


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