Ride Don’t Hide pushes off on Sunday

This Father’s Day cyclists and non-bikers alike are invited to enjoy a day of riding to support the Canadian Mental Health Association.

This Father’s Day cyclists and non-bikers alike are invited to enjoy a day of riding to support the Canadian Mental Health Association.

The third annual Ride Don’t Hide family bicycle ride on June 21 will host bikers at the KVR Middle School with prizes for teams and individuals who raise the most cash, as well as other prizes which will be given out throughout the day.

The event features fun for the whole family and is held in celebration and support of mental health, with the goal of ending stigma around mental illness.

The ride takes place in 28 communities across Canada and welcomes cyclists of all ages and abilities, novice to advanced.

In 2014 the Ride Don’t Hide movement engaged 3,500 participants and raised over $800,000 for mental health programs. This year is set to be the largest yet, with the aim of signing up 6,000 riders and raising $1 million for CMHA.

Individuals, families and teams can register online at www.ridedonthide.com. Registration fees are $35, riders and children aged 12 years and under ride free. Each registered participant receives a complimentary riding shirt, an online personal fundraising page, a healthy breakfast and a barbecue lunch.