Virtual Ride Details
VIRTUAL RIDE DETAILS
Participating in the ride is easy. Here’s how it works:
- Register online under the Youth category.
- Encourage friends and family to donate to your ride using your rider profile.
- Pick any day between August 9-23 to complete your ride.
- Ride indoors or outside. Choose one of our routes or create your own.
- Take a photo out on your ride or share your route with us on social media using the hashtag #FCR2020. You can also join our Strava Club to see who else is riding.
- What is a virtual ride? A virtual event is one you complete on your own. In this case, instead of riding together, we’re asking you to go out on a ride on your own any day between August 9-23.
- Do I have to register to participate? Yes. We would like all participants to register.
- Is there a fee? Yes. We’ve reduced registration to $25 for all participants. Registering using the Youth category for the discounted rate.
- Why is there a fee for a virtual event? The Food Cycle Ride was created to raise funds for the Centre Wellington Food Bank. The fee is essentially a donation to the Food Bank.
- Do I have to fundraise more than the $25 fee? No. But it’s encouraged if you have the ability to do so.
- When will the ride take place? You can choose any day between August 9-23 to complete your ride.
- Will there be aid stations or marshals out on the routes? No. The virtual ride is an entirely independent, self-supported activity.
- Do I have to ride a specific distance? Nope! Choose any distance you like.
- Do I have to ride one of Food Cycle Ride’s routes? Nope! Choose any route you’d like, but we encourage you to ride close to home.
- Can I complete my ride on my indoor bike trainer? Absolutely!
- Who can I contact for help or for more information? You can email Calantha Elsby.
BMO Nesbitt Burns is the Food Cycle Ride's principal sponsor. They have offered to match donations up to $6000 to show they ride because they care.
Road Routes: 40 & 80 km
Whether you’re a casual or competitive rider, enjoy a scenic road tour on hilly paved roads that traverse the Grand River and pass through local farming communities in Wellington and Waterloo Counties. Choose from a 40 km route or a new 80 km loop. Our new 80 km route has gravel detours for those of you who love a little bit of gravel grinding.
Trail Routes: 20 & 40 km
Riders of all ages and experience levels are welcome on our 20 or 40km trail routes. Whether you’re a gravel grinder or a family of five, you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the Elora Cataract Trailway–a reclaimed rail line that runs from Elora to Cataract.