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After a long, brutal winter that saw icestorms, blackouts, and severe cold, summer in Toronto is finally just around the corner. One of the best parts of the warm season, apart from the fact that, you know, it's not winter, is the joy of doing numerous activities outside again like picnics in the park, going for a swim, and riding your bicycle to get around town. Summer just makes it so much more inviting to get active and fit.
Since you'll be cruising around on your bike anyway this summer, why not really make it count and help out a great cause at the same time. Enjoy the great outdoors and Ontario’s picturesque countryside while doing your part to save lives.
The 2015 Enbridge® Ride to Conquer Cancer® is an epic, two-day cycling event that benefits the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world. Last year alone, the Ride to Conquer Cancer raised $20 million with a record 5,212 participants. YOUR ride this year can help conquer cancer in our lifetime and all you need is a little motivation, a bike and a helmet.
Now you might be thinking that a 200-kilometer bike ride is just for super athletes and cycling beasts, but participating in The Ride is for anyone who wants to challenge themselves.
Signing up gives you Training Rides to help you reach your fitness goals and Orientation sessions will teach you the basics of cycling like how to change a bike tire. Ride Guides are on hand throughout to answer any of your questions.
Getting people to sponsor your ride is the toughest part, but an easy-to-understand Ride Manual, your own fundraising webpage and personalized advice will ensure you meet your goals. Up your chances of success and share the experience with your friends and family by forming a team.
The 2015 Enbridge® Ride to Conquer Cancer® is a great way to give back to the community while enjoying summer. You have your choice of scenic routes to cycle and even get in some overnight camping with a stop in Hamilton joined by all the other riders. If you or anyone you know has ever been touched by the devastating effects of this terrible disease, this is your chance to do something about it, and earn infinite bragging rights!