JOIN US ON SUNDAY JUNE 25, 2017
Brock University, St. Catharines
Help reduce stigma one pedal at a time!
Mental health is everyone’s concern. 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental health issue in their lifetime, but only 1 in 3 will actually seek help. By riding, you’re helping us challenge the stigma that so often discourages people from seeking the help they need.
By participating in Ride Don’t Hide, your fundraising efforts fuel our mission of serving individuals holistically to develop and strengthen their place in our community. Healthy individuals make strong communities, and strong communities make strong individuals. Join the movement and help make a difference in our community!
Want to volunteer? Fill out a volunteer application form here: RDH Volunteer Application 2017
Standard registration – $40
Day of registration – $50
Kids under 12: RIDE FREE (rider jersey not included)
What registration gets you:
- Rider jersey
- Rider kit (swag included)
- Free meal
- Free parking
- Great entertainment
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
REMINDER: HELMETS ARE MANDATORY
Registration is open from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Stop by the registration table after you park to check in and collect your rider kit bag (jersey and swag included)
Parking is FREE at this event. Follow the signage on Brock University’s campus to find us over in Zone 2, Parking Lot V. This is the lot closest to Merritville Highway — follow the tents and you won’t miss us!
Face painting is available from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.
We’ll kick off the event at 9:00 a.m. with some opening remarks from our emcee, Blake Belcher, and a few words from St. Catharines M.P. Chris Bittle (who will be leading our 15km route). We’ll also be going through rider safety before everyone begins the ride.
Our 35km route will be lead by Kyle Jones, professional triathlete and Canadian Olympian!
A quick warm up session will be hosted at 9:30 a.m. by Daw Martial Arts and Fitness for 15km and 5km riders to attend. Register for this warm up and be entered to win a FREE 4-month membership to their dojo. REGISTER HERE: https://doodle.com/poll/ugxhb32a986xnanq
Lunch starts at 11:00 a.m. Choose your meal from The Smokin’ Buddha or Pig Out Roasters BBQ.
Various activities will follow the ride! Including:
- Post-ride massages (10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)
- A post-ride cool down stretch (12:00 p.m.)
- Bouncy castle (8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
- Music courtesy of By Request Entertainment
Tie a ribbon to our wellness tree as a symbol of hope, love, and support for the individuals we ride for!
ROUTES FOR ALL AGES & SKILL TYPES
RIDER SAFETY: All riders must wear helmets and have bikes equipped with bells. By registering, you agree to follow all rules of the road.
Looking for a leisurely stroll by yourself, with friends, or family? This route is entirely on Brock property and is perfect if you have smaller children or enjoy a light ride!
If you don’t mind taking on a challenge then this route might just be for you. It’s three times longer than the family-friendly 5 km route and has several hills to conquer from point A to B. Departing from Brock’s campus, this scenic route travels down Thorold and Pelham roads, turning around before Howell’s Pumpkin Farm back to Brock. Recommended for cycling enthusiasts.
* You will encounter many hills on this route. Here’s a quick glimpse at the degree of elevation for each one.
This beautiful scenic route extending into the town of Pelham is better suited for avid cyclists. Travelling the same roads as the 15 km in the first half of the ride, this route extends further into rural Pelham before looping back to Brock.
* This route is challenging and is recommended for practiced cyclists. You will encounter many hills along your journey: here’s a quick glimpse at the degree of elevation for each one.
Join us for the third annual Ride Don’t Hide in Niagara!
CMHA has operated in Niagara for almost 50 years. With over 100 staff members and 60 volunteers, CMHA Niagara is the primary community provider of adult mental health services in the region. We are the only accredited adult community mental health agency in Niagara. Our commitment to mental health for all is demonstrated by our range of services including Walk-In Counselling, 24/7 crisis beds, housing, employment, and court services programs, as well as crisis services in partnership with the Niagara Regional Police Service. To learn more about what we do, please visit our website: www.cmhaniagara.ca