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.
** All cyclists should arrive back at Kelso Beach by 12:30 pm. Please choose your route according to your skill level. All routes begin at the lights at Kelso Beach Park in Owen Sound. 2nd Avenue West, Owen Sound, ON N4K 2H4
6.45 am: 80 & 100 km
7.15 am: 50 km
7.45 am: 25 & 6.6 km
9.00 am: 1 km (Family Ride)
7.30 am: 80 & 100 km
8.00 am: 50 km
8.30 am: 25 & 6.6 km
10.00 am: 1 km (All accessible ride & all kids 12 & under)
All registered RDH kids under the age of 12 are eligible to win 1 of 3 bikes (2+ yrs, 3+ yrs & 4+ yrs) or a kid’s bike helmet donated by Bikeface over $600 in prizes. Every $20 raised = 1 Ballot for a chance to win the item of your choice (first drawn picks first)
No exchanges or cash value.
PLUS, EVERY $100 donated by registered riders will also get a ballot to win a bike donated by Martin’s Bicycle Shop valued at $800. Every $100 raised = 1 Ballot for a chance to win an adult bike!
Riders who raise a minimum of $1000, $2500 & $5000 can automatically earn an exclusive 100th Anniversary 2018 Ride Don’t Hide Jersey from Scimitar Sports!
Shirts to be revealed soon!!! Thank you for supporting mental health!
Our mission at the Canadian Mental Health Association – Grey Bruce branch is to provide programs and services that support the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental disorders, and to enhance, maintain, and promote the mental and emotional health of all individuals in Grey and Bruce counties. Our branch has many programs that help us support each person in achieving optimum mental and emotional health and well-being.
The proceeds from the Ride Don’t Hide event will support programs and services of the Grey Bruce branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association. We offer many community programs that do not receive any government funding. Brunch programs are available at all 4 of our drop-in centres. In Owen Sound, the brunch program is available 5 mornings a week. Serving up to 60 people a day, the program employs an additional 15 staff to make it all happen. The community gardens are also a flourishing project at each site. Staffing 10 people over the growing season, the 60 raised beds at the St. George’s Garden provide an abundant amount of fresh produce for all of the Brunch programs. In 2017 due to increased donations & funding we are starting our Food Forest & Social Enterprise community project so thank you! Proceeds will also go to support our youth awareness & education programs. The Friends and Neighbours (FAN) club program uses child-sized puppets to talk to over 10,000 children a year ages 4 to 11 about social issues affecting them. Let’s Talk is a 2-visit program for Grades 7 and up.
Canadian Mental Health Association, Grey Bruce Branch
1024 2nd Avenue East,
ON N4K 2H7
Phone Number: (519) 371-3642