Each year, I try to enter a cycling event or two that supports a cause. In 2016, I raised money for two events: Share the Road Greg’s Ride in September and the Ride for Heart in Toronto for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. My wife, my daughter and I have completed three of the Ride for Heart events, and we have signed up to ride it again this June.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation is a charity that is meaningful to me and we’ve enjoyed the opportunity to ride in Toronto (when else can you ride on the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway, which are closed to traffic for this event?).
The event starts at the CNE and immediately turns onto the Gardiner and heads east towards the DVP. In the past three times we’ve done this event, we rode the 25 km distance. This year, we’ve talked about upping our effort to 50 km. With a little training, I think we’ll all be able to do it.
This year, we’ve set an ambitious goal of raising $2000 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. If you can support us, please follow this link:
Here are a few photos from our 2016 ride: