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Be a Part of Something Bigger – join Ride Don’t Hide on June 24th, 2018.

ABOUT

Help us reach our $30,000 fundraising goal! You can raise funds online by creating an online account here or by requesting a pledge form by contacting our ride coordinator at kdaw@cmhaniagara.ca. Donations and sponsorship support local mental health initiatives offered through CMHA Niagara.

Please submit your pledge forms and offline donations at 36 Page Street in St. Catharines, or at the event site on the day of the ride at Brock University.

Event Details

Date: Sunday, June 24

Location: Brock University (1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way)

Cost:

  • $30 early bird (ends May 6)
  • $40 regular registration
  • $50 late registration (begins June 18)

 Route Waves & Descriptions:

This community event accommodates riders of all ages and abilities with three different rides (and a walk) to choose from.

5 km (walk or ride): This route is intended for families with small children or individuals looking for a shorter, leisurely ride with minimal elevation. Participants signing up for this route will travel a marked route on Brock’s beautiful campus.

15 km (ride): This route is designed for riders looking for more of a challenge. The 15 km route is great for individuals and families with children age 10+. Enjoy beautiful rural scenery as you travel from Brock’s campus to Decew Rd, Cataract Rd, and Holland Rd. A water station will be located at the turnaround point located a few hundred metres before Howell’s Family Pumpkin Farm. Please note: This route contains several hills that may be challenging for young children and less avid cyclists.

25 km (ride): Get the best of both worlds with the 25 km route. Riders will begin their journey with the leisurely 5 km on campus route before traveling the more challenging scenic 15 km. Riders will cool down by completing one more lap of the on-campus 5km route upon their return to Brock University. Please note: This route contains several hills that may be challenging for young children and less avid cyclists.

Schedule (more details to come)

Registration/Rider check-in: 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Kids Play Zone: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Welcome and Rider Safety: 9:00 am – 9:15 am

Warm up: 9:15 am (25 km rider), 9:30 am (15 km ride), 9:45 am (5 km ride & walk)

Lunch: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Our Kids Play Zone will feature complimentary face painting by RW Entertainment from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m., a themed bouncer, hoola hoops, and other sports equipment to keep your young one's entertained before and after the ride.

Need a mindful moment? Head over to our massage tent for a complimentary massage! Trillium College will be providing free massages to all riders from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Every hero deserves a bit of pampering.

Raise funds and win incentive prizes!

Top fundraisers will receive special jerseys to recognize their support of Ride Don't Hide! Collect donations online, or collect cash and cheque donations using a pledge form! Fundraising minimums to be eligible for these prizes are: $1000, $2500, and $5000.

All donations $20+ will receive a tax receipt. Funds raised from this year's ride will support CMHA Niagara's crisis services, which accounted for 65% of the total individuals we served last year. Raise funds today and help make a difference in the lives of the over 4000 people who use these services throughout the year!

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Thank You to our 2017 Participants and Sponsors

In 2017, Ride Don’t Hide raised $1.6M nationally to support the resiliency and recovery of individuals experiencing mental illness. This could not have happened without the support of thousands of Canadians who participated from Newfoundland and Labrador to British Columbia. They cycled in plain sight to put an end to the stigma of mental illness. They rode to raise funds for mental health programs and services in their communities.

When we hide, mental health stays hidden. When we ride, we create change.

In 2017, Niagara’s 3rd annual Ride Don’t Hide event raised over $30,000 for vital mental health programs and initiatives. This could not have happened without the support of our incredible community members and businesses. Through their combined efforts they helped raise awareness about mental health and the need to eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness.

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Ride Don’t Hide Anywhere

You can also Ride Don’t Hide anywhere. No matter where you live. All you need is a bike. Ride Don’t Hide Anywhere allows teams to register virtually. Check out www.ridedonthide.com.

CONTACT

Canadian Mental Health Association, Niagara Branch
36 Page Street, St. Catharines, ON, L2R 4A7

Tel: 905-641-5222
Fax: 905-684-8314

www.cmhaniagara.ca
kdaw@cmhaniagara.ca

Top Fundraiser

  1. 1.

    Judy George

    $1190

  2. 2.

    Brad Steeves

    $900

  3. 3.

    Debra Olesin

    $225

  4. 4.

    Lorraine O’Neil

    $225

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