CMHA Ride Don’t Hide 2017

Ride Don’t Hide is a community bike ride hosted by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA).
Event Type
Sunday, June 25 at 8:30 am - Sunday, June 25 at 12:00 pm
RSVP Required

Where: Upper Canada Mall, 17600 Yonge St., Newmarket, ON L3Y 4Z1

When: June 25, 2017

What time-

7:15 am: Registration Opens
8:30 am: 60KM Start
9:30 am: 20KM Start
11:00 am: BBQ Lunch
12:00 pm: Celebration Ceremony

60km: Experienced cyclist route
20/10/5km: Family friendly route
How much-

Early Bird Registration $45.00 including tech t-shirt
May 1st: $55.00 including t-shirt
Kids Free: T-shirt $10.00

20/10/5KM scenic, children friendly route along the streets of Newmarket
60KM avid rider route across the rolling hills of the Oak Ridges Moraine
How many- 500 anticipated riders

Event Day-

Healthy breakfast
Safe, Fun and scenic Ride
BBQ Lunch
Technical T-shirt and swag bag
Chance to earn and win great prizes
Live BandCMHA Greater Toronto

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is a national and provincial leader in mental health in Canada. Founded in 1918, CMHA has grown to over 135 divisions and branches in communities across Canada. In Toronto, York Region and South Simcoe, CMHA provides individualized services to over 10,000 adults and youth each year. We also reach approximately 25,000 adults and children through our community and work place education activities. Our vision is mentally healthy people in a healthy society. In many ways, this vision sets CMHA apart from other mental health organizations. We are dedicated to improving the lives of people with lived experience of mental illness, and their families, yet our goal is also to achieve mental health for all. We accomplish this mission through advocacy, education, research and services. While continuing to focus on critical support services, we also believe in leading the way with a new direction focused on empowering organizations, companies and individuals to live better lives by addressing mental health and wellness issues in the workplace, at home, and in the community. Mental health begins with where we work, live, and play. What is clear is that there is no health without mental health. By Investing in Mental Health you can help break through the debilitating stigma associated with mental illness, encourage people to get help before problems become crisis, and empower individuals to maintain good mental health in their own lives. We need your support to make this happen. By working in partnership, your company and CMHA can change the face of mental illness.

Donation Information

Ride Don’t Hide raises awareness and funds that make a significant impact in our community. Your donation enables us to continue this essential work. In York Region and South Simcoe, last year we hired an additional mental health specialist to deliver information in schools, reaching over 2000 more students in the first year. We also added 2 new Support For Depression groups in Bradford and Markham. This year we want to continue to expand and enhance essential family mental health programs and services. Specifically:

Crisis support for Youth and Suicide Prevention in schools across York Region and South Simcoe
Housing support to allow those living with mental illness to focus on recovery
Additional Support for Depression, peer led support groups for non-English communities
Family Support that includes education and individual help in supporting a loved one
In Toronto, with your generous support, we intend to:

Increase our housing supports so that we can assist even more people with safe, affordable living, offering them independence and increased opportunity to work
Provide further educational and entrepreneurial bursaries to individuals on the path of recovery
Continue growing our Holiday Gift Program so we can provide up to 6000 individuals isolated during the holidays with gifts, companionship and hope.

The Ride

20km/10km/5km (according to your chosen turn around point)

60 km

Join the movement by participating in Ride Don’t Hide. Check out our facebook page today.

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Pledge to ride to school or work on Bike to Work Day, Monday May 27 and/or throughout June for a chance to win one of three trips for two courtesy of VIA Rail (to Quebec City, Montreal or Ottawa) or a weekend getaway courtesy of Welcome Cyclists. Contest closes June 18.