The Canadian Mental Health Association of Grey Bruce is encouraging the community to jump on their bikes to raise awareness for mental health in the 5th annual Ride Don’t Hide event on Sunday June 24, 2018.
Ride Don’t Hide started in 2010, Michael Schratter, a Vancouver school teacher and columnist, cycled around the globe to raise awareness and funds for mental illness. This has been a very successful endeavor. CMHA hopes to make this into a nationwide annual event, where riders will cycle for change from the negative stigma which shadows mental illness.
This year’s Ride Don’t Hide will be held on Sunday June 24, 2018 starting at Kelso Beach Park in Owen Sound with routes for every skill level. Participate in the 100k, 80k, 50k, 25k routes along one of the most beautiful scenic routes in Ontario along Grey Road 1. An all accessible in-park route is also available for families, individuals and those that wish not to ride on the road. A BBQ lunch, entertainment & all kinds of fun activities will also be offered on this day.
Sign up your team today! Top team to raise the most funds wins bragging rights & the Top Team Trophy. The sooner you sign up the better your chances of winning. Plus for every $100 donated each participant also wins a ballot for a chance to win a Norco bicycle from Martin’s Bicycle Shop. For Kids 12 & under, every $20 donation gets a ballot to win a kid’s bike from Bikeface!!!
Join the movement today at: www.ridedonthide.com
Concession 8, the road that goes south from Desboro through Mooresburg, is being resurfaced. It is currently torn up and barricaded from Side Road 6 to Side Road 8, which is just south of Mooresburg. It can still be crossed using Side Road 7.
It will remain a gravel (tar and chip) road according to the Chatsworth Township announcement, so it will be a while before it is ride-able again.
Cycling friends: Be aware that at the bottom of Lindenwood hill there is fresh tar and gravel. SLOW DOWN. Continues to next corner. Dusty too.
Joanne has prepared a full list of this season’s Tuesday and Wednesday rides, complete with Strava maps of the proposed routes.
You can find a link to it here.
As always, if there is a discrepancy between this list or the calendar check with the ride leader. Generally, the calendar is kept up-to-date, but the embedded document could become outdated.
Please note that for the remainder of the season the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday training and recreational rides will leave at 17:30.
And, although Monday Sept 5th is a holiday, there will still be a ride.
Cancelled due to 90% chance of rain for several hours at 1-3 mm/hr. and rescheduled to Saturday Aug 27th – Will send out a notice on the 24th.
Beginning Tuesday, May 31st the women’s rides will leave from the parking lot on 1st Ave East, behind the Greyfair carpet store.
The calendar has been changed accordingly.
Unfortunately, mother nature is not co-operating with us this spring! The women’s rides will now be delayed yet another week. Long range looks promising for April 19th and 20th.
Count on women’s rides starting April 19th. Be sure to get your membership prior to this date. It is imperative to be a member before participating in OSCC events for insurance reasons.
Hmmm – Firefox wants me to write cancelled, Thunderbird wants canceled. So we now have a mixture 😉