Ride Don’t Hide – Mental Health Awareness

Written By on May 31, 2017

Please read about/support this great event to help raise awareness of mental health.

Ride Don’t Hide, a community bike ride to create awareness and help break the stigma surrounding mental illness, raises funds to support mental health education and services in the mid island area.

On Sunday, June 25, across Canada 10,000 cyclists, in 31 communities (including Nanaimo) are expected to ride. In Nanaimo accommodates riders of all ages and abilities with two different rides to choose from 16.5 km and 52.3km. The 16.5-km event is great for families and individuals and the 52.3-km event is for more experienced riders. Riders can register as individuals, families or teams.

The registration fee is $35 for riders age 13 and older, and riders 12 years of age and younger ride for free.

All riders will receive a t-shirt, gift bag, delicious lunch and will be entered to win prizes. Top fundraisers will be eligible to win bike gear, an action camera, Fitbit, staycation, and other special prizes. We even have prizes for the best “helmet hair”.


Special thanks to our sponsors and supporters. Like our volunteers, we couldn’t do this event without their contributions:
Platinum Sponsor
Island Radio – The Wolf, The Wave, The Lounge, The Beach
Gold Sponsor
KJ Contracting and Controls
Bronze Sponsor
Coal City Cycles
Campbell and Fairweather Psychology Group
Community Sponsor
OmTown Yoga
Nanaimo News Bulletin

Vancouver Island University
Generation Barber Shop
Pedego Qualicum Beach
Long and McQuade
Coastal Water Store
Thrifty Foods
Greater Nanaimo Cycling Coalition

Vicki Swan
Administration Coordinator

Canadian Mental Health Association, Mid Island
437 Wesley Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R 2T8

Tel. 250-618-1599
E. vicki.swan@cmha.bc.ca