Another successful Bike For Tykes has come and gone! On June 21st, the day was spent at the TD Courtyard in the Financial District of Toronto, spinning for 4 exhilarating hours in a relay fashion. Child ambassadors from Sick Kids cheered and biked with the instructors, and participants competed for best costume – it was an incredibly uplifting and energetic event to be a part of! To top it off, 100% of receipted donations raised by each rider is going directly to support childhood cancer research and care at SickKids.
With a record-breaking 1500 riders participating… Bike For Tykes 2018 raised over $410,000 and still counting! This is record breaking! All 248 bikes that were used for this event were graciously donated by 9 local gyms and bike clubs across the GTA: Detox, ORC (Ontario Racquet Club), Oxygenbikes, Wynn Fitness – Mississauga, Wynn Fitness – Richmond Hill (Yonge and Elgin Mills), Wynn Fitness – Toronto Downtown, Wynn Fitness – Toronto East (Milner/401), Wynn Fitness – Toronto West (Keele/401), Cycle n’tone. Without these bikes, this event would truly not be possible. THANK YOU!
A huge shout out also goes to the event sponsors: Cambridge Group of Clubs, Hicks Morley, TD, Aird Berlis, Bennett Jones, Burgundy Asset Management, Compugen, McCarthy Tetrault, LTI, MNP, and Media Resources. Also, to the cycling instructors who graciously volunteered their time, energy and 110% effort: Felix, Niki, Lauren, Chris, Marysia, Lori, Meg, Rory, Rob, Amy, and Antoinette!
Without the support of our 11 volunteer instructors, 90 event volunteers, Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation, staff and OF COURSE our participants, this event could not achieve what it did. Thank you, thank you, thank you! We’re already counting down the days until Bike For Tykes 2019!
To see more photos of this amazing event, please follow this link. Be sure to stay tuned… even more photos and videos will be posted!