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Charity Rides

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.

In 2021 the club membership participated in Tanya’s Ride for Brain Injury and the Tour D’Abernethy raising almost $44,000 for this important charitable events.

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth“.

Muhammad Ali

Tour D'Abernethy - 2022

Saturday August 27, 2022  – Beaver Valley

In 2020 the inaugural Tour D’Abernethy replaced the canceled Tour For Kids ride by continuing to support Camp Oochigeas which supports children with cancer.

The ride was initiated by Jim’s friends in memory of Jim Abernethy who was an active VCC member and a fund raiser for Camp Oochigeas.  VCC was pleased to be asked to participate and support this great cause.

This year we had 30 riders participating with two gravel ride options and one road ride choice. 

The event has raised over $17,000 in 2022 and in the three year history has raised over $83,000 for this great cause

Tanya’s Ride 2022 - Hold the Date

Saturday October 1, 2022

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 rides. We at Velocity hope her spirit will live on through this annual event.

In 2021 we had a record 50 riders participate at Albion Hills and looking to exceed that in 2022. The event is a primary fund raiser for BIST and in the first 4 years has raised over $86,000.

Please hold the date and lets see what impact we can have in 2022.

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