Posted by Editoress on 08/28/20
Greg's Ride started in 2006 the year that OPP Sgt. Greg Stobbart was killed on Tremaine Rd in Milton, by a careless driver. The Ride started small - to commemorate, celebrate and to gather together and in the process raise funds to build the organization founded in Greg's memory - the Share the Road Cycling Coalition (STR).
Your attendance at Greg's Ride over the years and your support of the Coalition has helped STR to make a significant impact in communities across Ontario - and at the Ontario Legislature: several changes to the Highway Traffic Act (Greg's Law, One-metre safe passing law, Careless Driving Cause Death legislation) - and some of these laws were the first of their kind in Canada. These changes, together with over $200 M in cycling infrastructure funding and STR's ongoing Bicycle Friendly Communities program and workshops with municipalities, have helped make roads and communities safer.
After much consideration, thoughtful planning - and a little help from STR friends and sponsors like CAA South Central Ontario -- STR is hosting a "Socially Together, Physically Distant" Ride this year on September 19th and 20th for distances of 50/100/160 kilometres. STR has worked hard, together with Adam Ruppel at Chico Racing, to develop this event that prioritizes safety. STR would love you to attend - and bring (up to 10) friends that you love to ride with, friends in your "bubble", because there is nothing like a great ride, with great friends. Or you may decide to come on your own - which is just great too.
You can find all of the information at www.gregscycleforkids.com/.
Within groups of 10, riders will be separated into their own bubbles and sent off separately. Start times are approximate only, as this event is not timed. The purpose of sending riders off in waves is to avoid groups of cyclists outside of their own bubbles.
Saturday, September 19
7 am - Registration opens
8 am - 9 am - 160 Km rides leave
9:10 am - 10 am - 100 Km rides leave
Sunday, September 20
7 am - Registration opens
8 am - 8:40 am - 160 Km rides leave
8:50 am - 9:30 am - 100 Km rides leave
9:40 am - 10:00 am - 50 Km rides leave
$100 ride donation includes:
• GPX file of ride.
• Police supported routes.
• Aid stations with food/refreshments (2 for 160 Km, 1 for 100 Km).
• Sag wagon and technical support.
• Premium lunch at the finish line.
• Premium experience supporting Share the Road's initiative to get underprivileged kids cycling.
Event Start Location: Country Heritage Park, Milton, Ontario
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