What is Ride Don’t Hide?
Ride Don’t Hide is a community bike ride hosted by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), with the goal to raise awareness and help break the stigma surrounding mental illness while raising essential funds to support mental health programs.
We’re happy to announce our third annual Ride Don’t Hide in Niagara happening Sunday, June 25, 2017! The event will take place at Brock University again this year. There are three routes available:
- 5km – (10:00 a.m. start time)
Looking for a leisurely stroll by yourself, with friends, or family? This route is entirely on Brock property and is perfect if you have smaller children or enjoy a light ride! Don’t have a bike? You’re welcome to walk, run, or take a stroll on roller blades on this route, too!
- 15km – (9:45 a.m. start time)
If you don’t mind taking on a challenge then this route might just be for you. It’s three times longer than the family-friendly 5km route and has several hills to conquer from point A to B. Departing from Brock’s campus, this scenic route travels down Thorold and Pelham roads, turning around at Howell’s Pumpkin Farm back to Brock. Recommended for cycling enthusiasts.
- 35km – (9:30 a.m. start time)
This beautiful scenic route extending into the town of Pelham is suited for avid cyclists. Travelling the same roads as the 15km in the first half of the ride, this route extends further into rural Pelham before looping back to Brock.
RIDER SAFETY: All riders must wear helmets and have bikes equipped with bells. By registering, you agree to follow all rules of the road.
Thank you, Niagara!
On Sunday, June 26 we hosted our second annual Ride Don’t Hide along with 28 other communities in five provinces across the country. 160 riders joined us at Brock University to help break the stigma around mental health issues one pedal at a time. Together we not only raised critical awareness in our community but also managed to reach our $25,000 goal! Thanks to the generosity of 352 local donors and the support of our local sponsors CAA Niagara, Freedom 55 Financial, and Brock University, we have raised essential funds that will help support the programs and services we offer in Niagara.