Oxford County

Be part of something BIGGER!  Register, create a team, volunteer or donate to Ride Don’t Hide to support mental health programs in our community


On Sunday, June 24, 2018, ride and raise funds to support Community Funded initiatives like Walk-In Counselling, because the funds stay right here in Oxford County!


Yes!  You can collect donations and pledges offline.  Download the form here and:

Event Details:

  • All rides start from the staging area at the Market Centre Parking Lot in Woodstock, at the corner of Peel & Reeve Streets – right next to 522 Peel Street
  • Ride day agenda:
9:00 AM Registration/Ride Check-in BeginsBreakfast available
9:30 AM Opening Ceremonies
9:45 AM 50K Ride Starts
10:30 AM 28K Ride Starts
10:45 AM 13K Ride Starts
11:00 AM 8K Ride Starts
11:30 AM BBQ BeginsMassages and Personal Stretching available
12:30 PM Closing Ceremonies, Door Prizes
  • Details, routes, and times are subject to change.  Be sure to check off to be contacted by Ride Don’t Hide when registering and join the Ride Don’t Hide Oxford Facebook Event to stay up to date

Getting to Ride Don’t Hide Oxford 2018:

  • Ride Don’t Hide Oxford 2018 starts and ends at the Market Centre Lot in downtown Woodstock at the corner of Peel & Reeve Streets
    Google Map
  • Please note that Peel Street is CLOSED between Wellington & Reeve Streets, and Reeve Street is CLOSED between Peel & King Streets
  • There is limited parking available at the Ride Site/Market Centre Lot
    • There is free street parking available near the Market Centre lot, including on Wellington Street, Peel Street, Reeve Street, King Street, and in the lot at the Church of the Epiphany (NE Corner of Peel & Wellington Streets)

We have Routes for All Riders:

  • 50K County Challenge: Explore Oxford County’s scenic countryside between Woodstock, Embro, and Innerkip.  Challenge yourself on steep hills, and reward yourself with picturesque views.  Riders are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the route before ride day.
  • *NEW FOR 2018* 28K Half-County Ride: Get a taste of the 50K Route, and go beyond your (city) limits!  A little bit shorter than the 50K ride, travelling along the same route at first until the Farm Show at 11/17.  From there it’s straight up, up, up to meet back with the 50K route on 33.  Less distance, still lots of hills.  Riders are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the route before ride day.
  • 13K Trail Route: Ride alongside the Thames River in Roth Park, and pass the towering Fanshawe Dam.  Some parts of this route are not paved, trail tires are encouraged.  This route is very narrow between Tecumseh and Roth Park, tow-along trailers may not be suitable.  Riders are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the route before ride day.
  • 8K Family Ride: Cruise through Woodstock’s city streets, past beautiful historic homes, and invite the whole family.  This ride follows Woodstock’s bike routes, with plenty of room for riders on the road.  Riders are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the route before ride day.
  • RIDER SAFETY: All riders are required to wear HELMETS and obey traffic laws


  • Leader of the Pack Registration: $25 for the first 50 cyclists (not including kids 12 and under, who are always free), includes free moisture-wicking Ride Don’t Hide Ride Shirt SOLD OUT!
  • Adult Registration (18+) (Ends June 23rd): $40, includes free moisture-wicking Ride Don’t Hide ride shirt
  • Youth Registration (13-17) (Ends June 23rd): $35, includes free moisture-wicking Ride Don’t Hide ride shirt
  • Day-of Adult Registration (18+) (June 24th): $50, includes free moisture-wicking Ride Don’t Hide ride shirt
  • Day-of Youth Registration (13-17) (June 24th): $45, includes free moisture-wicking Ride Don’t Hide ride shirt
  • Kids 12 and under Free! Optional moisture-wicking Ride Don’t Hide ride shirt $12
  • Register as a Virtual Rider for free and help raise funds!  Optional moisture-wicking Ride Don’t Hide ride shirt $12
  • View our t-shirt-sizing chart to make sure you get the correct fit

Ride Registration & Swag Day:

  • Skip the lines!  Register for the ride, bring in donations, and grab your Ride Don’t Hide swag the day before the ride.
  • All riders are encouraged to check-in for the ride on Saturday, June 23rd at 522 Peel Street in Woodstock between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM
  • Riders can register for the ride on Saturday, June 23rd, and pre-registered riders can bring in donations and pick up their free ride shirt, and SWAG bag
  • Please note: Registration at the event on Sunday, June 24th will be $50

Incentive Prizes:

Challenge yourself by setting a fundraising goal, and receive exciting thank you gifts for your efforts!

(It’s more fun to work together! Create a team and fundraise together!)

  • $125 – Ride Don’t Hide Water Bottle
  • $250 – Ride Don’t Hide Drawstring Bag
  • $500 – Ride Don’t Hide Phone Armband
  • $1,000 –  “Champion” Green Cycling Jersey from Scimitar
  • $2,500 – “Champion” Silver Cycling Jersey from Scimitar
  • $5,000 – “Leader” White Cycling Jersey from Scimitar

For every $1,000 raised, your name is entered to win a Rocky Mountain Bicycle!

*PLUS* the top fundraisers in Oxford County receive some awesome prizes – to be announced soon!

Get involved with Ride Don’t Hide Oxford 2017:

Want to volunteer at Ride Don’t Hide Oxford 2018?  Join the Crew!

There are two ways to volunteer for Ride Don’t Hide Oxford 2017:  Before & During the Ride

Before the ride: 

  • Volunteer before the event
  • Put up posters in Woodstock & Oxford County
  • Distribute posters and promotional materials in Woodstock & Oxford County
  • Put together SWAG bags for riders
  • Distribute SWAG bags for riders
  • Mark routes for riders
  • Dates vary

During the ride: 

  • Volunteer the day of Ride Don’t Hide Oxford on Sunday, June 24
  • On-Site Support – setting up tables, tents, chairs
  • Route Marshall – access to a bicycle, and First Aid training an asset
  • All volunteers will receive a “Crew” t-shirt, free lunch and breakfast, as a thank you for their time and efforts!

Interested?  Send an email to Kathlene and let her know your availability.



The Canadian Mental Health Association-Oxford Branch has been serving the community since 1985, evolving into an organization that focuses on two main programs: Community of Oxford Support and Treatment Team, and Education/Volunteer Services.  This includes a 24-hour mobile crisis response, intensive case management, dual diagnosis supports, psycho-geriatric supports, concurrent disorder supports, court diversion & court supports and independent supportive housing and Private Landlords. CMHA Oxford is committed to building inclusive, healthy communities through:

  • Elimination of the stigma of mental illness.
  • Educational initiatives that promote mental health and build understanding about the impacts of mental illness and the resources available.
  • Leadership and partnerships to plan, deliver, and evaluate a broad range of quality programs and services that meet the evolving needs of consumers and community.


If you have any questions about the Ride Don’t Hide event, contact Contact Kathlene Campbell-Conlon at KathleneCampbell-Conlon@CMHAOxford.on.ca.

CMHA Oxford
522 Peel Street
Woodstock, ON N4S 1K3
Phone: 519-539-8055

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