Heart&Stroke Ride Run Walk
On July 16, 2017, be part of the Heart&Stroke Ride Run Walk in Newfoundland and Labrador!
Whether you’re in it for a fun, family ride or challenging coastal trek the ride in St. John’s promises an unforgettable experience for all. Choose the distance that is right for you 20km, 40km or 60km. The 20km is ideal for families and beginner to intermediate cyclists; the 40km on a new, scenic route is suited for strong intermediate to advanced riders who are reasonably comfortable on hills and have completed a 50-60 km rides before. The 60km is the ultimate challenge. This route is an exceptionally challenging ride appropriate only for seasoned, experienced and highly fit riders that regularly ride 60-100km and are strong hill climbers. If you fit this description, this is a fantastic route with unparalleled ocean views and lightly travelled roads.
Every rider will start out in beautiful Bowring Park, riding under the canopy of massive maple trees alongside St. John’s beautiful Waterford River, pedaling along historic Water Street and onto the narrow streets of quirky Quidi Vidi Village, and then cruise back along Water Street. The 20km riders will return back to Bowring Park. These routes are on urban roadways and are not traffic free but will be monitored by the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Police Officers and Safety-First SFC.
The 40km riders will experience beautiful scenery on this ride with some oceanside riding as well as open country with (mostly!) gently rolling hills. Riders on the 40km will leave the 20km route at East White Hills Road and Churchill Avenue then visit scenic Logy Bay before rejoining the 20km route at Churchill Avenue to return to the finish line.
Those up for the challenging 60km ride will also get the thrill of tackling the hills of Shea Heights to gain access to the potential spectacle of icebergs and whales off Cape Spear (the most easterly point in North America), onwards to the stunning fishing village of Petty Harbour (home of Great Big Sea’s Alan Doyle), through the quaint farmland of the Goulds and back to celebrate at Bowring Park. This route is an exceptionally challenging ride. See the description above to see if the 60km is right for you.
And you’ll feel good while doing good. Your fundraising supports life-saving research across Canada. It all adds up to a unique experience. Don’t miss out!
Details at a glance:
- July 16, 2017
- Start times: 60km - 7:00am, 40km 7:15am, 20km 7:30am
- Distances: 20km, 40km or 60km
- Route: Urban roadways and lightly travelled roads
- Registration fee: $40
- Fundraising Minimum: $100 (18+ years)
You already know cycling is fun! And it’s a great heart-healthy activity. By taking part and fundraising you are supporting critical research That’s a powerful combination: riding for your own health and the health of all Canadians.
The reason is simple yet alarming: Every 7 minutes, heart disease or stroke take a Canadian life. And another family is devastated. We need your help to change that. Your fundraising helps ensure critical research can continue. It’s that research that will help save lives and support survivors and their families. That’s why we ask participants (aged 18+) raise at least $100, in addition to their registration fee.
Your fundraising comes with rewards
The more you raise, the greater the rewards! See them here.
Become a Very Important Philanthropist (VIP)
Commit to raising $1,000, become a VIP and do more to help Canadians live longer, fuller lives, free of heart disease and stroke. And you’ll be eligible for the VIP treatment, including some awesome rewards. Find out more.
The Ride Route
The map of the three great ride routes will be posted once the routes are finalized.
Let’s do this!
Whatever your route, you’re raising funds for critical research.
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