Recently I reached out to my good friend Nancy Newman, an active cyclist, teacher and overall amazing community member to chat about her upcoming ride across Canada. The planned route will see three local teachers (one driver and two cyclists), cross Canada from east to west over the course of July and August 2019. Here’s what Nancy had to say about the cause and what the next 8 months brings.
We are three teachers from Simcoe County, Ontario who will be travelling across Canada from Cape Spear, Newfoundland to Vancouver, British Columbia in July and August of 2019. Aaryn and Nancy will be cycling and James will be driving our support vehicle. We are in partnership with Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie, Ontario and we have called our fundraising adventure “From The Rock to the Rockies”. Our mission is to raise $30,000 to help with educational programming at the Child and Youth Mental Health In Patient Unit at RVH. We are thrilled to take on this endeavour to help the youth of our area.
With just over eight months left until we dip our back wheels in the Atlantic Ocean to begin our ride, training is really ramping up. We are doing outdoor rides when the weather allows and training hard at the Powerwatts Collingwood indoor cycling studio as well. We are also doing lots of strength training at the gym. We are very excited about the ride and have numerous events (speaking engagements, fundraisers...) coming up before next summer.
Please visit our website for more information about our ride:
If you would like to partner with us as a sponsor, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are still looking for a couple more sponsors to help us out with our support vehicle and gas costs.