Ride Don’t Hide 2020
Ride Don’t Hide is a nationwide fundraising bike ride that brings mental health into the open. With 10,000 riders and hundreds of volunteers, it’s the largest Canadian event of its kind and raises more than $2 million each year for the Canadian Mental Health Association!
RIDE DON’T HIDE GREY BRUCE
Register or donate to Ride Don’t Hide to support mental health programs for all. You can also volunteer or create a team.
We have Routes for all riding levels:
80K, 50K, 25K, and Kids’ scenic, friendly route along the paved pathway within Kelso Beach park
100K route – Limited to 40 advanced cyclists looking for a challenge.
RIDER SAFETY: All riders are required to wear HELMETS and obey traffic laws
Early Bird Registration for Adult/Youth (until February 29th): $35 includes Free t-shirt
Adult/Youth Registration (March 1st to May 31st): $45 includes Free t-shirt
Adult/ Youth Registration ( June 1st to June 14th ): $55 includes Free t-shirt
Kids 12 and under Free! Optional T-shirt $12.00
Register as a Virtual Rider for free and help raise funds!
** All cyclists should arrive back at Kelso Beach by 12:30 pm. Please choose your route according to your skill level.
100 Km Ride: Century Challenge- A challenging ride for experienced cyclists only with steep climbs and fast down hills combined with the picturesque scenery that is uniquely Grey Bruce. This route is limited to 40 cyclists and can be completed within 4 hours.
80 Km Ride: Oxenden – A challenging route offering intermediate to conditioned cyclists an opportunity to enjoy the beauty alongside Georgian Bay. Cyclists will endure greater elevations, steep hills and picturesque landscapes. 2 – 4 hour duration.
50 Km Ride: Centennial Park – An intermediate to advanced route along Grey Road 1 for those who want to challenge their biking experience along the scenic paved roads of Grey Road 1 to beautiful Centennial Park and back. 1 – 4 hours depending on your conditioning and speed.
25 Km Ride: Kemble Lookout – This is an intermediate and leisurely ride with a casual uphill climb to the Kemble Women’s Institute lookout along Grey Road 1 and back to Kelso Beach. It will take an average 1 hour to 2.5 hours to complete depending on conditioning and speed.
6.6 Km Ride: This is a leisurely ride with a turnaround at our first rest stop along Grey Road 1 and back to Kelso Beach. This will take 30 minutes on average to complete.
Family Ride: All Accessible Ride- A traffic-free route suitable for all ages and abilities along the beautiful paved pathways within Kelso Beach Park. Approximately 1 km.
6.45 am: 80 & 100 km
7.15 am: 50 km
7.45 am: 25 km
8:15 am: 6.6km
9.00 am: 1 km (Family Ride)
7.30 am: 80 & 100 km
8.00 am: 50 km
8.30 am: 25 km
9:00 am: 6.6 km
10.00 am: 1 km (Family Ride)
At the CMHA Grey Bruce we cultivate hope, resilience and community for those who live with, and are impacted by, mental illness and/ or/ addiction.
The proceeds from the Ride Don’t Hide event will support programs and services of the Grey Bruce branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association. We offer many community programs that do not receive any government funding. Brunch programs are available at all 4 of our drop-in centres. In Owen Sound, the brunch program is available 5 mornings a week. Serving up to 60 people a day, the program employs an additional 15 staff to make it all happen. The community gardens are also a flourishing project at each site. Staffing 10 people over the growing season, the 60 raised beds at the St. George’s Garden provide an abundant amount of fresh produce for all of the Brunch programs. In 2017 due to increased donations & funding we are starting our Food Forest community project so thank you! Proceeds will also go to support our youth awareness & education programs. The Friends and Neighbours (FAN) club program uses child-sized puppets to talk to over 10,000 children a year ages 4 to 11 about social issues affecting them. Let’s Talk is a 2-visit program for Grades 7 and up.