Our first Ride Don’t Hide exceeded our wildest expectations. There were 196 registered riders with 102 riding the 20 km course and 80 riding the 60kms. We can never thank our riders enough or all of the local and national businesses who eagerly came forward to support this ride. Our appreciation goes as well to the local media for helping to get the word out.
Due to our generous sponsors covering all of our costs for the ride (and giving us goodies to hand out!), we were able to raise approximately $72,000 towards the health and well-being of the people in York Region and South Simcoe. The funds will allow us to enhance our youth wellness programs and provide support for people with depression and offer family and caregiver information groups.
Finally, we extend a huge, huge thanks to the York Regional Police who assisted the riders and kept them safe.