A NOTICE ON COVID-19
Your health and well-being, and that of the entire community, is of the utmost importance to us at CMHA Vernon & District Branch.
That’s why we have decided to cancel this year’s Ride Don’t Hide.
We are all living in times of significant uncertainty about what the coming weeks and months will bring, but we know we are strong and connected.
Over the years we have seen Ride Don’t Hide grow in popularity as our community rises up to end mental health stigma, while raising funds for youth mental health programs and critical services.
We are the ones who have had the top fundraising team in Canada for the past three years! The Spirit of the North Okanagan community is resilient and vital and we will get through this together.
If you have already registered and/or received donations for the 2020 event please contact Eleanor Diekert at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
For more information on how CMHA Vernon & District is supporting the mental health of the community during this time please click here.
If you would like to Donate to CMHA programs, we would greatly appreciate your support.
Be well and take good care of yourself and each other. See you at the Ride in 2021.
RIDE DON’T HIDE
Ride Don’t Hide is an annual community bike ride which raises funds to support local youth and families, while promoting important aspects of mental health including physical activity, social connection and awareness of community supports.
CMHA Vernon actively works to promote mentally healthy people in a healthy society. CMHA Vernon offers a variety of programs and services to the Vernon community, from work experience to supported pre-employment programs such as preparing and serving food to working in a clothing retail environment. Education and support sessions allow participants to learn life skills, wellness management and raise awareness of mental illness. A range of socialization and recreation programs further support wellness. CMHA Vernon’s diverse housing program includes residential facilities to subsidized housing.
Funds at Work
Last year’s event raised nearly $60,000 for youth programs and the Crisis Line, with Vernon having the top fundraising team in Canada for the third year in a row.
Schedule for Ride Don’t Hide 2019
Where: Creekside Park, Coldstream, 8101 Kidston Rd
When: Sunday, June 23, 2019
What time: 8:00am – 9:00am Registration
- 9:00am – On-site Presentation
- 9:30am – Welcome All Riders
- 9:45am – 40K Cyclist ride starts
- 9:50am – 22K Cyclist ride starts
- 9:55am – 17K Cyclist ride starts
- 10:00am – 8.5K Cyclist Ride starts
- 10:05am – 2.2K Remedy R/X Fun Wheelers ride & Stride Routes start
Registration: $35 including T-shirt
Kids 12 and under are free: T-shirt may be purchased for $12 each
How many: 200 anticipated riders
Event Day: Resource table, Entertainment, Prizes, Food and Drink
2.2K Remedy R/X Fun Wheeler Ride
This is a family ride but appropriate for all levels. The route takes you along Kalamalka road and onto Mcclounie, to Tassie, then Cache and onto Sage Drive and back to Kidston Rd.
8.5K Cyclist Ride
This route takes you through the heart of Coldstream. You travel down Kalamalka Road for 3K and then onto Howe Dr, to Mackie Dr, then on to Coldstream Creek Rd for 3K, returning back to Kidston Rd and Creekside Park.
17K Cyclist Route
This route is for those who can’t get enough of the 8.5K route. You simply go around for a second loop around Coldstream on the 8.5K route.
40K Cyclist Route
This course is for the more experienced cyclist. Starting from Creekside Park you start on the 7K route along Kalamalka Rd on to Aberdeen Rd and then up Buchanan Rd for the challenge of an uphill ride. You will reach a checkpoint and be turned around to return the way you came and join on the 8.5K route and follow that back to Kidston Rd.
2019 STRIDE ROUTE FOR WALKERS & VIRTUAL INDOOR RYDE
Get in stride with this enjoyable walk in beautiful Coldstream. Start at Creekside Park, turn left onto Kalamalka Rd, turn left onto Kalavista Dr, turn right onto Postill Dr, turn right onto Kidston Rd, turn left onto Coldstream Creek Rd, turn left onto McClounie Rd, turn left onto Kalamalka Rd, turn left onto Kidston Rd, finish at Creekside Park.
2019 Soul Studio Spin Ryde
Go for a spin bike class in the great indoors at Soul Studio June 23.
Step 1: Download and Install the SOUL STUDIO app on your phone to register YOUR spot in one of the following classes:
Class #1 8:30am – 9:00am
Class #2 9:15am – 9:45am
Class #3 10:00am – 10:30am
Class #4 10:45am – 11:15am
Step 2: Register and donate through the Ride Don’t Hide website under the SOUL STUDIO Virtual Team
Step 3: Ryde with us on Sunday, June 23rd