The Greater Nanaimo Cycling Coalition works diligently with local and provincial community service groups in the organization of Special Event Rides. We encourage all cyclists to participate by fundraising, volunteering or actively participating in these community bike rides.
Ride Don't Hide - June 26 - 2016
Shoppers Drug Mart Ride Don't Hide is a community bike ride hosted by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), with the goal of strengthening and supporting the mental health of all canadians and their families. This year, with Shoppers Drug Mart as the Provincial Sponsor for BC, CMHA rides will be hosted in four provinces in over 30 communities with the aim to engage over 6,000 participants and raise $1,000,000.
Each community event is a ride, not a race, for riders of all ages and abilities—from novice rider to the advanced cyclist. Each ride is unique based on the community and landscape with some locations offering multiple routes for novice and advanced cyclists. Regardless of distance, cyclists will travel a route supported from start to finish with rest stops, water to fuel the journey, and fans to cheer them on! In addition to the enjoying benefits of physical activity, riders help break the stigma associated with mental illness by joining the Shoppers Drug Mart Ride Don't Hide community.
The CMHA Mid Island Branch is dedicated to promoting mental health throughout the community through public education, supportive housing and homeless outreach, programs and events. Public education is provided to the community through having informational tables at various events in the community and a speaker series focused on building mental health. Click Here to go to the local website.
Tweed Ride Victoria - September 10, 2016
A leisurely, stylish urban bicycle group ride for charity through the centre of Victoria, in which the cyclists are encouraged to dress in classic tweed or any smart looking outfit. Any effort made to recreate the spirit of a bygone era is also always appreciated. Any and all bicycles are acceptable on the Tweed Ride. This years fund-raising event is for Bicycles for Humanity , the local action group, to assist them in their effort to send a container-load of bikes to Namibia.
Tweed Rides are a worldwide phenomena, started in London in the fall of 2009 as The Tweed Run London. The organizers thought that it would be fun to have a slower-paced "cosmopolitan ride with a bit style". So they dressed in tweeds, rode their bikes through London streets and raised money for bicycles for Bicycles for Humanity. http://www.tweedridevictoria.ca/
ALS Cycle of Hope Community Ride - June 22 2014
The ALS Cycle of Hope is excited to announce a new Victoria cycling event for families! On June 22nd, from 11-2pm, we will officially launch the First Annual ALS Cycle of Hope Frequent Flyer 10k powered by McLaren's Lighting.
This ALS Canada fundraiser will be held at the Rotary Club Field of Dreams on Canora Rd~ heartfelt thanks to our presenting sponsor McLaren's Lighting, and our community supporters PBSA, Victoria Airport Authority and Pedalheads for making this event happen.
Register today at: www.cycleofhope.ca
Bike To Work Week
BTWW is a yearly event organized by the Greater Nanaimo Cycling Coalition and the CIty of Nanaimo with the help of a host of local groups, businesses and many volunteers.