May 27 - June 30


Paddles for Saddles

Annual fundraising event for the Everyone Rides Initiative, providing low income individuals with access to bikes through Hamilton Bike Share.
Event Type
Party / Social
Thursday, May 31 at 6:00 pm - Thursday, May 31 at 10:00 pm
[email protected] / 289-768-2453
RSVP Required
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Paddles for Saddles is an annual cycling fundraising event in Hamilton Ontario, where teams of 2-4 sign up to play ping pong and raise money! Hosted by Serve Ping Pong Lounge, this year we are raising funds for the Everyone Rides Initiative. 

The Everyone Rides Initiative is Hamilton Bike Share’s equity program designed to remove barriers to accessing bike share. This means providing subsidized memberships, education, programming and bike access to low-income and marginalized individuals who will benefit from the social inclusion, healthier mind and body, and convenience that this affordable transportation option provides. The Everyone Rides Initiative aims to create an inclusive and encouraging atmosphere to ensure that new riders feel comfortable riding a bike and increase bike use across the city. The Everyone Rides Initiative provides Learn How to Ride a Bike workshops, translation services for newcomers, monthly groups rides, road safety lessons and a graduated subsidized membership plans.

How to get involved in Paddles for Saddles!

Sign up a team! 

1 TICKET = 1 TEAM ENTRY. $60 per entry. 

Each team will consist ideally of 3-4 individuals. Teams of 2 and 4+ are welcome. 

Teams can enter under either of two divisions - each division will have a Champion. Amateur Team - "We like to play, but we aren't that serious." Pro Team - "We think we are pretty good and we are here to win."

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Donate a silent auction item.

Contact Doug at [email protected]
Suggested Items:
Gift Cards & Vouchers
Bicycle Accessories (NEW)
Riding Gear (NEW)
Hamilton-related items (i.e. t-shirts, hats, artwork)


Don't have time, but want to support the cause?
No minimum or maximum.
Suggest Individual Donation: $20
Suggested Corporate Donation: $500

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Coming May 1, take the Bike Month pledge!

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.