Lambton Kent

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The 2017 Ride Don’t Hide event raised $1.6M for vital mental health programs and initiatives. This could not have happened without the support of thousands of Canadians who participated from coast to coast. Through their efforts, in their communities and workplaces, they helped raise awareness about mental health and the need to eliminate the stigma of mental illness.

  • Join thousands of Canadians across the country who will ride to raise funds for community support services for those living with mental health challenges.
  • Help eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness.
  • Lead the way in your organization and community by promoting “mentally healthy people in a healthy society”.
  • Volunteer for the Lambton Kent Ride RDH Volunteer Application 2018
  • Questions about Ride Don’t Hide Contact us at the Lambton Kent branch at 519-337-5411


Ride Don’t Hide School Ride Photos    Ride Don’t Hide Community Event Photos



Challenge Yourself with a Fundraising Goal: Raise awareness and increase your fundraising efforts by using the template messages in your fundraising hub:

Logging in at ridedonthide.com

On the left choose “FUNDRAISING”


Send out messages to your contacts to let them know about your involvement with Ride Don’t Hide and raise funds for mental health programs and services in Lambton Kent

Fundraising Incentive Prizes

Lambton Kent - Fundraise To Win! 2018

Bicycles from Blackwell Cycle and Smith Cycle & More are awarded to the top Adult fundraiser at each event location

Bicycles donated by CMHA LK staff are awarded for each top child fundraiser 12 years and younger at each event location

Team Prizes








Ride Don’t Hide Rondeau!

Where: Rondeau Provincial Park, Morpeth, Ontario

When: June 24th, 2018 9:30 am to 2:00pm Registration opens at 8:00 am

Registration: Register on your own or as a team. Ride in memory of a loved one or as a sign of your commitment to ending mental health stigma. Registration includes entry into the event, a high quality event t-shirt, an awesome swag bag, breakfast and a BBQ lunch.

  • Early Bird Promotional Rate of $25 (Before April 15 2018)
  • Early Bird Registration $35 (Before April 30 2018)
  • Registration $45 (May 1, 2018 – June 24 2018)
  • Event Day $50
  • Youth 12 years and younger ride free!


  • RDH Spicebush Trail – 9:30 am start time – 5K Walk on the Spicebush Trail winding through a southern hardwood forest of old growth Tulip Tree, American Beech, and Maple. In spring, the forest floor is carpeted in wildflowers making the trail a botanists delight. The trail explores the transition between Carolinian forest and marsh and is an excellent site for bird watching.
  • RDH Harrison Trail Ride – 9:30 am start time – 10K Trail Ride on the Harrison Trail. This trail is closed to vehicles, so it is perfect for families, beginners and recreational cyclists. The trail travels the length of the park and passes through a variety of habitats including Oak Woodland, Oak Savanna, small prairie openings and Carolinian forest. This is an excellent trail to view birds, butterflies and wildflowers.
  • RDH Lakeshore Road Ride – 9:30 am start time – 20K Road Ride on the South Point Trail following the Lakeshore roadway around the tip of the Rondeau peninsula. You will travel through an extensive Oak Savanna, along the Lake Erie Shoreline and then through the heart of Rondeau’s Carolinian Forest.

Ride Don’t Hide Mooretown!

Where: Mooretown Sports Complex, 1166 Emily Street, Mooretown St. Clair Township

When: June 24th, 2018 8:00 am to 2:00 pm Registration opens at 7:00 am

Registration: Register on your own or as a team. Ride in memory of a loved one or as a sign of your commitment to ending mental health stigma. Registration includes entry into the event, a high quality event t-shirt, an awesome swag bag, breakfast and a BBQ lunch.

  • Early Bird Registration $35 (Before April 30 2018)
  • Registration $45 (May 1, 2018 – June 24 2018)
  • Event Day $50
  • Youth 12 years and younger ride free!


  • NEW RDH 8 Run/Walk – 8:00 am Start Time- A Run/Walk for all ages and abilities on the St.Clair River Trail RDH 8 KM Walk/Run Route Map
  • RDH 80 –  8:00 am Start Time – Suitable for advanced experienced cyclists. Will take approximately  3 to 5 hours depending on individual pace RDH 80 Km Route Map
  • RDH 50 – 8:30 am Start Time – Suitable for experienced cyclists. Will take approximately 2 to 4 hours depending on individual pace RDH 50 Km Route Map
  • RDH 20 – 9:00 am Start Time – Suitable for recreational cyclists. A reasonable challenge for an inexperienced rider. Will take approximately 1 to 2.5 hours depending on individual pace RDH 20 Km Route Map
  • RDH 8 – 9:30 am Start Time – Suitable for youth, families and new riders. Will take 30 min to 1 hour depending on individual pace. RDH 8 Km Route Map https://ca.mapometer.com/cycling/route_4698913.html

About CMHA Lambton Kent

In February of 2011, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) branches in Sarnia Lambton and Chatham Kent, Ontario merged to form one branch: CMHA Lambton Kent. The merge created a strong branch capable of providing professional mental health experts and additional resources to serve the Lambton Kent region. In Lambton Kent, CMHA provided individualized services as well as community and workplace education to over 5000 adults and youth in 2016. CMHA LK services are client driven, with an integrated organized approach to meet the needs and choices of people who have been diagnosed with mental illness. CMHA services are divided into three categories: Crisis Intervention and Short Term Services, Integrated Client Services, and Mental Health Promotion. The purpose of these services is to help individuals develop and maintain their capacity to achieve their goals and to live as independently as possible in the community.

Sponsorship Information

Become a Ride Don’t Hide Sponsor in 2018! For more information on how to become an event sponsor, contact:

Angela Kirkland (519) 337-5411 or akirkland@cmhalambtonkent.ca

RDH 2018 Sponsorship Kit Sponsorship Levels 2018

Funds at work

100% of rider raised funds from ride registration fees and rider fundraising go directly to our youth mental health programs. Proceeds from Ride Don’t Hide continue to support three great initiatives: BeSafe mobile app, SafeTalk, and The Mental Health Champion Award a YMCA Celebration of Youth Award.

CMHA LK is sponsoring two YMCA Celebration of Youth Awards to recognize students whom have demonstrated leadership in mental health promotion in their community and/or school. The successful candidates will be students who have encouraged those with mental health issues to come forward and seek professional treatment and support, or provided leadership to efforts to remove the stigma and secrecy about mental health. The free Be Safe mobile app is meant to help children, youth and families make decisions in a crisis. It will improve access to and coordination of mental health and addiction services in Sarnia Lambton and Chatham Kent. The app was purchased in partnership with the St. Clair Catholic and Lambton Kent district school boards to support teens and young adults making decisions in crisis.  The Be Safe app allows users to make a safety plan and gives them options for getting help by understanding how to ask for help and empowering them to reach out safely. “These on-line resources are a reflection of the way young people communicate in the digital world of the 21st. Century,” says Dan Parr, Director of Education for the St. Clair Catholic District School Board. “We know this app will be a reliable resource to help young people in crisis.” safeTALK is a half day alertness workshop that prepares anyone over the age of 15 to become a suicide-alert helper. The OHL administration worked with CMHA to launch a suicide awareness and prevention program called Talk Today which included the three-hour safeTALK training session that explored a variety of suicide related topics facilitated by CMHA safeTALK trained staff. Players learned signs someone has thoughts of suicide, how to ask about suicide, where to go to get help for thoughts of suicide, how mental illness can be treated, and how they can help reduce stigma. “Our community, like many others, has been affected deeply by teenage suicide in recent years. As players, we see the importance of the Talk Today program, and welcome the annual workshops with our local branch. We are glad to see the CMHA do such a great job educating players across the league,” said Kevin Spinozzi, Sarnia Sting Captain, 2017. “Competitive people will seldom talk about these kinds of things,” says Chad Oliver, Athletic Therapist and Mental Health Champion for the Sarnia Sting, 2016. “The training really helped everyone open up on a difficult subject.” Justin Fazio, one of the Sting’s goaltenders in 2016, agrees; “The video simulations and the role-play exercises helped us imagine a real-life situation and taught us about hidden signs. I absolutely recommend the training for anyone!”

Contact Angela Kirkland 519-337-5411 or akirkland@cmhalambtonkent.ca

Top Fundraiser

  1. 1.

    Kerry Hagan


  2. 2.

    Steve Baxter


Top Team Fundraiser

  1. 1.

    BG Peddlers


  2. 2.

    Hagan's Dragons


  3. 3.

    Square Wheels


  4. 4.

    Team Sansom


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Partner $2500-$4999
Host Sponsors
Champions $1000-$2499
Ambassadors $500-$999
Advocates $250-$499
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