Update 10/8/13: The event was a huge success and raised nearly $25,000! Many thanks go out to Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation, Playdium, New York Fries, Nestle Canada for donating the water bottles, and of course to all of the cyclists, volunteers, and families who came out to support us! You can see photos from the event here.
Update 10/28/13: Check out an article and more pictures from the Mississauga News here!
Update 11/6/13: Check out more pictures from SNAP North Mississauga here!
Update 11/28/13: View the Rogers TV Mississauga “Access Peel” segment on the event here!
Final update: The final tally is in and you helped us raise a whopping $34,956.51 at our 2013 Toronto Inside Ride and other Inside Rides held on our behalf – thank you!!
CALLING ALL ARMCHAIR CYCLISTS – Help us raise funds for children with cancer! Be an OPACC champion supporting all our heroes and join with us at the Toronto Inside Ride 2013
OPACC and the Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation are teaming up again on Saturday, October 5th 2013! Get ready to raise the roof as we raise the awareness and support for kids and teens with cancer in your local community. Read more about it here: http://Toronto.theinsideride.com
Location: Playdium Sports Dome, 99 Rathburn Road West, Mississauga (www.playdium.com)
The Inside Ride is Canada’s first indoor and outdoor stationary cycling challenge and fundraising event dedicated solely to raising funds in support of children and their families living with and beyond childhood cancer. This year, OPACC will once again be the beneficiary of all proceeds raised from the Toronto event – a great opportunity for everyone to come together and raise much needed funds for us to continue our work! This team-based cycling challenge is not an athletic competition, but a fun, safe, and energizing experience for all participants and volunteers alike. 100% of receipted donations will go directly to OPACC!
11:00am – Team Captain check-in
11:45am – Teams to their bikes for orientation
12:00pm – Opening ceremony & dedication.
12:10pm – We Ride! 6 rounds of cycling, 5 minutes each, at a fun pace. There’s a break between rounds to switch.
1:00pm – Awards and Thank You’s wrap up a meaningful day.
Need more information??
Check out a fun video of last year’s event here to get an idea of what’s involved!
You can also see pictures of last year’s event here.
See what an Inside Ride event looks like and what’s involved, check out this PowerPoint presentation
…and/or view this flyer!
How you can participate:
1. Create a team of your own on the Toronto Inside Ride website (click the “Sign Up” button) and fundraise. Have fun and be creative! Teams of up to six cyclists ride for just 5 minutes each and compete for medals for Best Team Spirit, Best Team Costume, Top Team Mileage, and Fundraising Awards, while fast-paced lively music and an emcee keep the energy flowing! Click here for a flyer with instructions on signing up a team! Download a pledge form here.
Need fundraising ideas?? Check out this flyer with fantastic tips, including how you can raise $1,000 in 7 days!!
As an added incentive, OPACC will be providing every rider who reaches their individual fundraising target ($170/cyclist) with a “Heroes Coming Through” t-shirt as well as 150 Playdium credit “PlayCards” for each team member on teams who meet their overall team fundraising goals ($170/cyclist or $1,000/team).
2. Join an existing team as a cyclist (Visit the Toronto Inside Ride website, click “Search for a Team”, select the Toronto location, click on the team name that you want to join, then click the “Join This Team” button and follow the instructions)
3. If you can’t be there in person, consider a donation (donations of $20 or more are eligible for a Tax Receipt)! The funds raised during this event will go to OPACC’s overall fund for our programs and member groups. Visit the Toronto Inside Ride website and click “Make a direct donation.”
If you’d like to pledge a particular team and/or individual team rider, search for the team that you want to pledge (as per the instructions in #2 above), then click the “Sponsor a Team” button to sponsor the team or click on the individual rider you want to support and then click the “Sponsor Me” button.
4. Volunteer! We have a variety of shifts and positions available, see our volunteer page for more information.
We encourage families to create their own teams, come on out, and have fun! Help support the charity that wants to help you at our biggest fundraiser of the year!