DURHAM: Hundreds of cyclists will take to the roads in Durham Region on August 18th marking the 11th Anniversary of the Ride4UnitedWay. The event starts and finishes at the Durham District School Board Office in Whitby. This event benefits the United Way in Durham Region which supports over 25 local charities; from food banks and shelters to programs for children and seniors.
The ride offers four course distances from a 25 kilometer community course to a 160 kilometer route for avid cyclists. Both the 60 kilometer and 160 kilometer routes will travel through Port Perry. Timed sections are available for more competitive riders, and there will be a gravel route of approximately 115 km. There is something for cyclists of every level. Marshals, rest stops, mechanical and medical support, lunch, showers and massages add to your experience of a great day on the bike.
The ride continues to be a success because of the support of over 70 corporate and community volunteers; strong partnerships with local cycling shops and clubs as well as The Region of Durham and its cycling tourism initiatives.
More than just a fundraising event, the Ride4UnitedWay promotes the importance of physical fitness, the benefits of living, working and playing in Durham Region and the community spirit we need to continue to make this such a great place to live.
The United Way Durham Region is committed to helping those in need thus providing a better community for all. Working with our agency and program partners we undertake to drive efficiencies and ensure that your donation has the greatest impact possible in your community.
For more information about the United Way Durham Region, visit www.unitedwaydr.com