Hamilton

JOIN US  – SUNDAY JUNE 25, 2017 

RIDE DON’T HIDE HAMILTON

Location: McMaster University Student Centre, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton


Help reduce the stigma around mental health one pedal at a time!

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 Registration

Note:  Registration for RDH Hamilton closes on Friday, June 23rd at 4:00 pm. However you can still register in person on Saturday, June 24th from 3:00 to 5:00 pm or on Ride Day, Sunday June 25th, beginning at 7:00 am at the McMaster Student Centre on the McMaster Campus (1280 Main St. W., Hamilton).

  • Adult/Youth Registration:  $35 includes tech t-shirt, food/refreshments, a swag bag & a chance to win a great door prize
  • Kids 12 and under Free! You can purchase a t-shirt for $12.00
  • Register as a Virtual Rider for free and help raise funds!  Free Registration
  • View the T-shirt sizing to make sure you get the correct fit.

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Ride Day Details

  • Riders’ T-Shirts, Swag Bags, and incentive prizing will be handed out at registration
  • You can pre-register for the ride on Saturday, June 24th from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at the McMaster Student Centre on the McMaster Campus (1280 Main St. W., Hamilton)
  • If you prefer, you can register the day of the ride beginning at 7:00 am at the McMaster Student Centre on the McMaster Campus (1280 Main St. W., Hamilton)
  • The rides will have staggered start times 70k at 8:00 am, 20k at 8:30 am, 7k at 9:30 am, and the 1.5k kids’ ride at 10:00 am
  • Breakfast will be available starting at 7:00 am
  • BBQ lunch will be served at 11:00 am
  • Ride Don’t Hide Ceremony will be at 11:30 am

 

We have Routes for all riding level

*Note: all rides start and finish at the McMaster Student Centre, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton.

  • 70k Avid Rider Route8:00 am start time A challenging climb up Sydenham Hill, also known as Clara’s Climb for Canadian Olympic cyclist Clara Hughes, highlights this 70k ride through West Flamborough, out past Greensville towards Harrisburg, and returning through Lynden and Ancaster down Wilson Street back to McMaster University. The majority of the ride is on quiet country roads with a few crossings of major roads so be aware and ride safe. This ride is challenging and meant for those who are consistent road riders. Anticipated pacing would be 26-28km/h with the goal being the group returns as one. As with all RDH rides this is not a race and the rules of the road apply, so be respectful of other vehicles and cyclists.
  • 20k Dundas/Rail Trail Route – 8:30 am start time A fun mixed surface ride leaving McMaster University, going down Cootes bike path, through Dundas on Hatt Street and ending up on Governors Road near Sulphur Springs Conservation Area. Make a safe turn into the park and enjoy some rural roads before turning onto the Hamilton Rail Trail for a scenic return to West Hamilton. A mix of city streets gets you back to Emerson Street and McMaster University. As with all RDH rides this is not a race and the rules of the road apply, so be respectful of other vehicles and cyclists.
  • 7k Family Ride – 9:30 am start time Designed for family fun this ride leaves the grounds of McMaster and rolls through picturesque Westdale residential streets, past Churchill Park on the way to Longwood Road and down to Princess Point. The return trip up Macklin gets you back to King Street West in Westdale, around McMaster Medical Centre, and through McMaster Campus back to the start. Check your stop signs and ride safe, as with all RDH rides this is not a race and the rules of the road apply so be respectful of other vehicles and cyclists.
  • Kids’ Ride – 10:00 am start time Based on the McMaster Campus this 1.5k loop is designed to be a fun family opportunity to get out and support RDH Hamilton. As with all RDH rides this is not a race and the rules of the road apply, so be respectful of other vehicles and cyclists.

Incentive Prizing is Available to all riders who raise $300+ (see below for details).


 Ride Day Details

  • Riders’ T-Shirts, Swag Bags, and incentive prizing will be handed out at registration
  • You can pre-register for the ride on Saturday, June 24th from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at the McMaster Student Centre on the McMaster Campus (1280 Main St. W., Hamilton)
  • If you prefer, you can register the day of the ride beginning at 7:00 am at the McMaster Student Centre on the McMaster Campus (1280 Main St. W., Hamilton)
  • The rides will have staggered start times 70k at 8:00 am, 20k at 8:30 am, 7k at 9:30 am, and the 1.5k kids’ ride at 10:00 am
  • Breakfast will be available starting at 7:00 am
  • BBQ lunch will be served at 11:00 am
  • Ride Don’t Hide Ceremony will be at 11:30 am

 Incentive Prizing – Challenge yourself with a fundraising goal !

To show our appreciation to riders who excel in fundraising at our event, we are offering some exciting thank you gifts and incentive prizes. Please note jerseys are not cumulative.

 

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incentive prizing $1000 & $2000

A huge thank you to Rocky Mountain Bicycles for being a dedicated National Champion Sponsor every year and for supplying our top Canadian fundraisers with these incredible bikes! Visit Rocky Mountain Bicycles here. (Bikes may not be exactly as shown).

Top Fundraisers across Canada  – every $1000 you raise goes towards one entry to win a Rocky Mountain Bicycle – one winner in each Ride province!

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We look forward to seeing you on Ride Don’t Hide in 2017 – a community bike ride to create awareness about the importance of mental health and to raise funds for programs helping those who are dealing with mental illness. RDH Hamilton raises awareness and funds that make a significant impact in our community. Your donation enables us to continue this essential work. 


Thank You to our Amazing Sponsors!

ArcelorMittal Dofasco – Lead Sponsor

Fox 40 International Inc. – Platinum Sponsor

Fluke Transportation Group – Platinum Sponsor

LiUNA Local 837 – Platinum Sponsor

George Street Law Group LLP – Diamond Sponsor

Vine and Partners LLP – Gold Sponsor

Fortino’s – Silver Sponsor

First Ontario Credit Union – Bronze Sponsor

Myant Inc. – Community Sponsor

Mohawk College, Platinum Sponsor, In Kind

McMaster University - Platinum Sponsor, In Kind

The Hamilton Spectator – Media Sponsor

AM 900 CHML – Media Sponsor

City of Hamilton, Platinum Sponsor, In Kind


Questions about Ride Don’t Hide Hamilton?

You can contact us by telephone at 905-521-0090 or by email at rdh@cmhahamilton.ca.

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About CMHA Hamilton

Since 1966 CMHA Hamilton has been providing services to adults living in our community.  We promote the mental health of all and support the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. CMHA Hamilton provides a wide range of innovative services and supports to people who are living with mental health and addiction issues and their families.  Services we offer include supportive housing, intensive case management, court support, education, and recreation/rehabilitation.  Our vision is mentally healthy people in a healthy society.

To learn more about CMHA Hamilton, visit cmhahamilton.ca or call us at 905-521-0090.

 

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