Grey Bruce

Ride Don’t Hide, June 24th, 2018


Photo credit:  Owen Sound Sun Times. Pictured above is Camille Quenneville, CEO CMHA Ontario & Curtis Sanford, former NHL goalie


Register or donate to Ride Don’t Hide to support mental health programs for all.

You can also volunteer or create a team!

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.

We have Routes for all riding levels:

  • 80K, 50K, 25K, 6.6K and Kids’ / family/ all-accessible 1K route along the paved pathway within Kelso Beach park (all kids under 12)
  • NEW 100K route *Minimum $100 in donations to earn Century Rider Jersey
  • RIDER SAFETY: All riders are required to wear HELMETS and obey traffic laws


  • Early Bird Registration for Adult/Youth (until April 30th): $35 includes a free Dri-fit shirt
  • Adult/Youth Registration (May 1stto June 25th):  $45 includes a free Dri-fit shirt
  • Kids 12 and under Free! Optional Dry-fit shirt $25.00
  • Register as a Virtual Rider for free and help raise funds with the option to purchase a Dry-fit shirt $25


** 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

  • “NEW” 100 Km Ride:Century Challenge-  A challenging ride for experienced cyclists only with steep climbs and fast down hills combined with the picturesque scenery that is uniquely Grey Bruce. This route is limited to 40 cyclists and must be completed within 4 hours. https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/print/1417208710/
  • 80 Km Ride:Oxenden  - A challenging route offering intermediate to conditioned cyclists an opportunity to enjoy the beauty alongside  Georgian Bay. Cyclists will endure greater elevations, steep hills and picturesque landscapes. 2 – 4 hour duration.
  • 50 Km Ride:Centennial Park - An intermediate to advanced route along Grey Road 1 for those who want to challenge their biking experience along the scenic paved roads of Grey Road 1 to beautiful Centennial Park and back. 1 – 4 hours depending on your conditioning and speed.
  • 25 Km Ride:Kemble Lookout – This is an intermediate and leisurely ride with a casual uphill climb to the Kemble Women’s Institute lookout along Grey Road 1 and back to Kelso Beach. It will take an average 1 hour to 2.5 hours to complete depending on conditioning and speed.
  • Family Ride: All Accessible Ride- A traffic-free route suitable for all ages and abilities along the beautiful paved pathways within Kelso Beach Park. Approximately 1 km.

Registration times

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)

Start Times

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)


Quick Tips & Links:

Incentive Prizes:

Hey Kids! 

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!

About CMHA Grey Bruce

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.

  • Mental Health Court Support
  • Leisure Links programs
  • Community Leisure Access
  • Bruce Shoreline Mental Health Team
  • Mental Health Crisis Line of Grey and Bruce
  • Employment Services
  • Urgent Response Team
  • ID Clinic
  • Walk in Program

Donation Information

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,

Owen Sound,

ON N4K 2H7

Phone Number: (519) 371-3642

Top Fundraiser

  1. 1.

    Computer Jen Varah


  2. 2.

    Rick Chappell


  3. 3.

    Patty Marr


  4. 4.

    Amanda Preston


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