Media Alert/Photo Opportunity - Ride for Karen: Hundreds of cyclists ride 100 miles to benefit children with cancer



    TORONTO, Sept. 2 /CNW/ -

    
    WHAT:     Hundreds of Ontario cyclists will take to the roads in York,
              Peel, Caledon, Nottawasaga and Simcoe regions for the seventh
              annual Ride for Karen, benefiting children with cancer. There
              is a 160km "Century Ride", a 25km Family Fun Ride and this
              year, a new Kids' Fun Ride for children aged two-12 years. The
              Ride challenges cyclists and pays tribute to the life and
              legacy of Karen Tobias. Sponsored by Scotiabank, the ride has
              raised over $675,000. Funds raised in 2008 will send more than
              300 children with cancer to camp.

    WHO:      Kirk and Kris Tobias, Ride for Karen founders
              500+ cyclists and volunteers
              Scotiabank representatives
              York Regional Police, who have volunteered their time as ride
              escorts

    WHEN:     Sunday, September 7, 2008
              160 km Century Ride: 8:45 a.m.
              Kids' Fun Ride: 12:30 p.m.
              25 km Family Ride: 1:00 p.m.

    WHERE:    There are several opportunities to take photos of the cyclists
              and interview participants along the route, including:

              9 a.m.       160 km Century Ride starts: St Joan of Arc High
                           School, 1 St. Joan of Arc Ave., Maple
              10:45 a.m.   160 km Century Ride Feed Zone: 3rd Road Line North
                           (north of Highway No. 9), Connor
              12:30 p.m.   Kids' Fun Ride starts: St Joan of Arc High School,
                           1 St. Joan of Arc Ave., Maple
              12:45p.m.    Lunch stop: Queensville Park, Queensville
                           Sideroad, East Gwillimbury
              1 p.m.       25 km Family Ride starts: St Joan of Arc High
                           School, 1 St. Joan of Arc. Ave., Maple
              1:45 p.m.    25 km Family Ride Feed Zone: Binder Twine Park,
                           Teston Road in Kleinberg
              2:30-5 p.m.  Finish and BBQ: St. Joan of Arc High School,
                           1 St. Joan of Arc Ave., Maple

    The full course map is available at http://www.rideforkaren.com/map.php
    





For further information:

For further information: and specific routes and times in each region,
please contact: Anne Adamson/Gina Kohn, Paradigm Public Relations, (416)
203-2223, aadamson@paradigmpr.ca/gkohn@paradigmpr.ca; On September 7, contact
Anne Adamson at (416) 819-6016

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