Let’s face it. It’s been a terrible spring for riding bikes, but it feels like we have finally turned a corner. Mother Nature is co-operating (sort of ) and with the warmer weather, I’m excited to get things rolling for the 4th annual Recycle Ride. Mark it on your calendars. The ride is Sunday, July 30th. The route is much the same as it was last year with the only difference being a new finish line. We will start at Rupert Park (Rupert and Charles) and we will finish at Prospect Point in Stanley Park. Our ride is timed to end right in the middle of a transplant family picnic hosted jointly by the Canadian Transplant Association, The Transplant Research Foundation of BC and The Children’s Organ Transplant Society. It should be a great day to go for a ride and enjoy a cold drink at Prospect Point afterwards.
For everyone who has ridden with us in the past…THANK YOU!! And we hope to see you again this year. For anyone else who is thinking about joining us, here is a little primer for you: It’s a big day in the saddle. We cover 110 kilometres with more than three thousand metres of climbing. While it is challenging, it is also manageable for a variety of fitness levels. We operate as a casual group ride. We don’t want to be a Fondo or a race, we want to ride together. We try to ride as a group for as much of the route as we can. It’s easy on the flat bits but it always breaks apart on the climbs. We stop at the top and put the group back together. We also have plenty of support along the route including aid stations after each climb, lots of munchies (including our famous wraps), plus refreshments (maybe a beer) at the finish line.
There is no charge. We would rather you come ride with us than scare you off with an entry fee. Instead, we encourage people to support the Addison Pediatric Transplant Research Project and donate to the Addison Fund. Raising money is important to us, but not at the expense of having a fun day riding bikes on the North Shore.
Contact us if you want to help out or donate goods for our riders. We appreciate any kind of support! If you have any questions or want to let us know you are coming, drop us an email. firstname.lastname@example.org