Ride for ReACT

Cookies

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These (delicious!) cookies were shared amongst this year's cycling team as we met together for the first time. Of all of the photos that I could show you of our smiling faces or our bicycles or us in our jerseys I chose this one because it inspired me.

The woman who made these cookies is new to the ReACT scene. She came to our meet-and-greet BBQ not really knowing anyone, but having joined our cycling team because a neighbour told her about ReACT, who we are, and what we do.

This is how good things happen. People hear about something that excites them and decide they want to be part of it. They decide to get up in the mornings and ride their bicycles and they ask their friends and family for support and they bake ginger cookies for a BBQ where they don't know anyone.

And these people never really understand how encouraging it all is to the rest of us.

Kathryn

Ride for ReACT

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt's less than one month to our fundraising ride at Blue Mountain. There are 10 people riding on our team and each of us is getting ready in our own way!

Here is the description of the ride according to the organizers: Located in the Blue Mountain Village, riders will enjoy the scenery and the challenge that the incredible courses present. Containing a series of relentless rollers, the courses begin at the base of the legendary Niagara Escarpment along the shores of Georgian Bay. This sharp and steep elevation differential will serve as a prime hurdle to test all riders.

This past Saturday, with winds and rain, there were five of us that conquered the 88km route and 930 vertical meters of hills to see what we were up against in our ride one month from now. To say that it was a gruelling ride is an understatement! We were privileged to have Steve Fleck (Centurion's announcer and professional rider) along with his wife Paolina (who won the Centurion hill climb of the past three years straight!) with us to offer their support on this Saturday's ride. The events of the day made for a real team bond with stories that we will never forget! As this event approaches, we are increasingly excited and incredibly grateful for the work that Tim and Brenda have put into this event.

Here are a few snaps of this past Saturday's practice run of the C50...

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Dry clothes, warm meal, we did it!

There is still plenty of time to sponsor. Here is a list of those of us riding and you can choose an individual page or the team page. So far we've raised over $5,000 and are well on our way to reaching our goal of $10,000!