We follow the club motto of “Ride. Give. Live” by annually promoting, participating and supporting charity rides each year. Our club and members passionately believe that cycling not only brings people together to ride but also to achieve greater goals. At our club, giving back is clearly one of those greater goals.
Traditionally the charities that the club and its membership have made a major support effort towards has included the Tour For Kids – Ontario and Tanya’s Ride for Brain Injury.
“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth“.
Tour for Kids
2020 Edition cancelled due to COVID
Support for charitable causes is woven into Velocity’s very fabric. After all, Velocity was originally born as a team of cyclists riding in support of Tour for Kids – raising money so children living with cancer can go to summer camp for free. Over the last 11 years, those riding under the Velocity banner have raised almost $1.1 million! We welcome any and all cyclists who wish to join us for a great weekend in August to support this very worthy cause. Sign up at www.tourforkids.com and join Team Velocity.
Please see the link for additional information:
2020 Date TBA
In 2018, Velocity established its own charity event, Tanya’s Ride for Brain Injury, raising funds to support the Brain Injury Society of Toronto (BIST). This ride honours the memory of our dear friend and fellow cyclist Tanya Luder, who suffered a serious brain injury while riding at Red Rock Canyon near Las Vegas in 2014. Tanya was an avid cyclist, as well as an impressive fundraiser on Velocity’s Tour for Kids team. For five years following her accident, BIST gave Tanya tremendous support and boosted her spirits greatly. Before passing away in October 2019 from complications of her injury, Tanya was a bright and enthusiastic presence at the first two Tanya’s Rides. We at Velocity hope her spirit will live on through this annual event.
More information about the ride will follow as the ride details are finalized. There will also be volunteer opportunities:
- Social Media Campaigns
- Sag Wagon
- Feed Stops
so keep an eye on our communications for further details.