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
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,
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,
firstname.lastname@example.org; On September 13, contact Gina Kohn at (647) 297-4552