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Ride for Karen

Aug
12
Ride for Karen
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

 

On Sunday, August 12th, join cyclists from across Ontario at Ride for Karen, an annual fundraising ride to send children with cancer to camp. The fully-supported cycling event features a century ride (160km), along with 100km and 200km distances.

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Event: Ride for Karen
Event Date: Sunday, 12 August 2018
Event Time:  7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Event Location:   Markham District High School, 89 Church St., Markham ON, L3P 2M3

Event Details:
On Sunday, August 12th, join cyclists from across Ontario at Ride for Karen, an annual fundraising ride to send children with cancer to camp. The fully-supported cycling event features a century ride (160km), along with 100km and 200km distances.

To Register Click Here  REGISTER 

$100 per rider for registration.
Raise $250 in pledges and your entry fees are waived.
Raise $600 dollars in pledges and you get in for free and will also receive a limited edition Ride for Karen cycling jersey.
Raise $900 in pledges and you will get in for free and will also receive a limited edition Ride for Karen jersey and bib shorts.

For more information check out the event website - Click Here

About Ride for Karen
Started in 2002, the RIDE FOR KAREN is a yearly cycling event that is held as a tribute to the life and legacy of Karen Tobias and to raise money for charities that help people living with cancer, and those who care for them. In the last sixteen years the Ride for Karen has raised over $2,540,000, which was used to help build and furnish new cancer care facilities, provide much needed resources for cancer support centres and send kids with cancer to camp. As a cancer patient, Karen knew first hand that hospitals were not a very positive environment in which to spend a lot of time. Karen wanted to make a difference and was dedicated to improving the quality of life of cancer patients with one goal in mind - Improving Hope - which she felt was a critical component of cancer care. We as a family have created the Ride for Karen to continue her work in an effort to harness the positive power of hope. All the monies raised from the 2018 Ride for Karen will be used to send kids with cancer to camp. This year's ride will feature three events, a 200km course, a 160km course, and a 100km course.

Ride Organizers
Ride for Karen was started by Karen’s sons, Kirk and Kris Tobias, shortly after her death in July 2002.   The idea for the Ride for Karen started when the brothers got a few friends together for a long bike ride to clear their heads after they lost their mother, Karen, to a five-year battle with breast cancer.  Since 2002, the Ride for Karen has raised more than $2,540,000 to send children with cancer to camp, while growing into one of Ontario’s premiere cycling events. “Our mother was dedicated to improving hope for cancer patients and the Ride for Karen is a way to build this hope,” said Kirk Tobias. “The Ride for Karen offers support for people that have been touched by the disease, whether they be cancer survivors or friends and families who have lost loved ones.”

Schedule
(Choose from three options)
    200Km Ride
        7:00 am Registration opens
        8:30 am 200 km Ride commences (2 feed stations and lunch during ride)
        2:00-5:00 BBQ
        4:00 pm Draw prizes

    160Km Ride
        7:00 am Registration opens
        8:30 am 160 km Ride commences (1 feed station and lunch during ride)
        2:00-5:00 BBQ
        4:00 pm Draw prizes

    100Km Ride
        7:00 am Registration opens
        8:30 am 100 km Ride commences (lunch will be provided during the ride)
        2:00-5:00 BBQ
        4:00 pm Draw Prizes

FAQ - How much is the entry fee?

    $100 per rider for registration.
    Raise $250 in pledges and your entry fees are waived.
    Raise $600 dollars in pledges and you get in for free and will also receive a limited edition Ride for Karen cycling jersey.
    Raise $900 in pledges and you will get in for free and will also receive a limited edition Ride for Karen jersey and bib shorts. *Note: Event day registration is $150 (online registration closes on Friday August 10th at 11pm).

What does your entry include?
    On course feed stations that will include water and energy foods.
    Lunch during the event.
    BBQ afterwards.
    Draw prizes.

Requirements
    Bicycle in working order.
    Certified bike helmet.