When: Friday Evening – May 27th, 2016 (Start “pedaling” time: 7:00 PM)
Where: Cloverdale Rec Centre 6188 – 176th St. Surrey, BC (by the Cloverdale Fairgrounds off Hwy #15 and 176th St.)
This will be BCCCPA’s 6th year of teaming up with the Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation (CTCACF) and their “Inside Ride”. For the first 5 years the CTCACF supported (along with National & Regional Sponsors) a coast-to-coast bike ride from the West Coast of Canada (Vancouver, BC) to the East Coast of Canada (Halifax, NS). This National cross-country ride was “mirrored” by the Inside Ride, a dedicated team of personnel that travelled by vehicle and semi-truck along with the necessary equipment to host a complete “ready-to-run” indoor stationary cycling event (like a Spin-a-Thon ) fundraiser on stationary bikes – all of which was dedicated to Childhood Cancer related charities only.
This year (2016) they’re doing it a little differently, and a little better. The CTCACF is hosting “The INSIDE RIDE National Tour “, with the same great equipment to host a complete “ready-to-run” indoor stationary cycling event fundraiser on stationary bikes, but at different times and locations throughout the year. This new format and timeline schedule is a little better customized to our region and May 27th looks to be a great fit!
Since, 2011, the team at BCCCPA and the CTCACF have invited businesses, students, friends and families to participate in The Inside Ride, Canada’s first organized stationary cycling challenge/celebration and fundraising event dedicated to raising funds for local children’s cancer charities supporting survivorship & quality of life in our community. Presented by the CTCACF, donations raised provides support for pediatric oncology & family funding programs.
The CTCACF follows a 100% receipted donation model due to the generosity of event sponsors like SLH Transport, local companies and others, plus a widespread reliance on volunteers. The INSIDE RIDE National Tour for BCCCPA represents, supports and benefits families & communities from every corner of BC. State of the art bikes, are mounted on stationary trainers, equipped with odometers. Many teams had “themed” costumes & each team member took turns riding at a comfortable pace for 10 minutes to fun, fast-paced music, while friends, colleagues & spectators cheered them on.
Volunteers recorded team Kms, judged costumes & tracked who was cheering loudest!
View the Fun of the Inside Ride Video from events across the country:
The facility since our 1st annual “Inside Ride” (and now our 6th) is none other than the incredible Cloverdale Rec Centre on 176th Street in Surrey. Events coordinator Sue Tomio and the Staff helped to co-host and support our organizations’ fundraising efforts and helped to keep the “fun” running smoothly.
Each team raised money through on-line and off-line pledging. After they registered, teams & individual team members received access to their own personal fundraising webpage, along with pledge sheets – this made the fundraising fast, easy and fun!
Medals were presented to the team with the best team spirit, the best team costume, highest mileage team, and the top fundraising team along with the top male and female fundraisers and top volunteer fundraiser. A fantastic, fun-filled time was had by all and in our 5th year (last year), 25 teams raised over $ 35,000.00 !
Between Surrey/Cloverdale, Vancouver Island & the incredible team at Broadridge Financial in Vancouver, we raised a total of just over $ 62,000.00 in 2015!
A GREAT BIG “THANK YOU” goes out to the Coast to Coast/Inside Ride crew – Jenn Davies & their talented team members – plus Sue Tomio and the Staff at the New Cloverdale Recreation Centre – looking forward to this years’ (2016) ride!
SPOTS ARE LIMITED for 2016 so…