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Sunday August 13th, 2017
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Supporting United Way Durham Region is our primary purpose.
Ride4UnitedWay - August 13th, 2017
"As a cyclist who has to pick and choose charity rides because of limited income but still want to give to the community, I must say that your Ride4UnitedWay is the best in terms of registration fee, friendly staff and volunteers, great courses with police support and post ride food and refreshment." - Alain
"Hats off to the organizers and all the volunteers for a day full of fun, positive energy, good music, good food, and the opportunity to be part of a large group of cyclists riding for a good reason." - Faye and Cameron
The Ride4UnitedWay event is now in its ninth year and has grown each year in multiple dimensions. We are proud of the wonderful support we have received from our participants, and hope that you will join us for a great day of cycling.
All new for 2017 is our "Mystery Ride". The course details will not be revealed until the morning of the ride. There will be minimal on road support. (Riders will begin and end at our DDSB home base, and will depart with the mass start group at 8 am). Riders should be able to complete approximately 150 k's (as a tribute to the 150 anniversary of Canada). Riders will be given a map and a GPX file. Riders may ride in groups, and the course will include parts of a gravel trail, but there will be no cross or trail component. Those who complete the route will be eligible for themed 150 celebration prizes (they're a mystery). Join us for a challenge, riding approximately 150 mystery kilometres in Durham.
An additional route this year: The Whitby 50. This course has only 363 m of climbing (approx. 30% less than our 60K course) and will take you along quiet country roads as well as through some of the neighbourhoods in Whitby. You may ride alone, or, if you prefer you will be able to stay with a guided group. We will pay attention to all traffic signs and lights, and regroup as needed. The latter half of the course includes some inclines and rolling hills.
Please take a moment and watch our video to find out who we are and how your donation can make a difference.
Elsewhere on this site you will find testimonials from just some of the positive feedback we’ve received, an explanation of the event details, and overview of the fund raising incentives and prizes if you wish to raise funds for the event. While we encourage fundraising, and it is the primary purpose of our engagement, fund raising is not mandatory. We are thrilled to have you come out, pay your registration, and enjoy a great day of cycling in Durham with us.
The United Way in Durham Region supports more than 40 local charities. From food banks and shelters to programs for children and seniors. Support for the United Way is used to support a great diversity of need. We do it in a highly efficient and effective fashion which optimizes donor value. Donor value is at the core of our mission. If you take up the fund raising challenge, thank you. If you’re not able to fund raise, thank you for riding with us, and helping us make this a great event. We value your participation.
Our original concept was to create a cycling event which would be enjoyable and interesting and challenging for all levels of cycling enthusiasts. From experienced fitness and enthusiast road cyclists to those who are just getting into cycling we think we are in the process of building an event which will have broad appeal and become a fixture in the cycling calendar for years to come. There are five principal course distances (50k, 60k, 100k and 160k and 150k mystery ride), and our "event within the event" TT Challenge.
"Not simply a charity ride." That was our objective, and with the enthusiasm of our participants, the help from our partners and sponsors and the support from local government we will continue to build toward this objective. We invite you to join us by registering using the links on this site, or contact us at the United Way in Durham Region. You may email or telephone (905) 436-7377.