Media Alert/Photo Opportunity - Ride for Karen: Hundreds of cyclists ride to send kids with cancer to camp



    TORONTO, Sept. 11 /CNW/ -

    
    WHAT:     Hundreds of Ontario cyclists will take to the roads in York,
              Peel, Caledon, Nottawasaga and Simcoe regions for the eighth
              annual Ride for Karen, benefiting children with cancer. There
              is a 160km "Century Ride", a 25km Family Fun Ride, a Kids' Fun
              Ride for children ages two - 12 years and new this year, a
              100km "Metric Century Ride". The ride challenges cyclists and
              pays tribute to the life and legacy of Karen Tobias.  Sponsored
              by Scotiabank, the ride has raised over $925,000.

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

    WHEN:     Sunday, September 13, 2009
              160 km Century Ride: 8:45 a.m.
              100 km Metric 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/ 100 km Metric 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
              12:45 p.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: Gina Kohn, Paradigm Public Relations, (416) 203-2223 x222,
gkohn@paradigmpr.ca; On September 13, contact Gina Kohn at (647) 297-4552


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