Cyclists Ride Together in Ottawa to Bring Hope to Canadians Living with Blindness
On Sunday, July 9, cyclists will be gearing up and riding together in our nation’s capital for Fighting Blindness Canada’s Cycle for Sight Ottawa fundraising event, in support of advancing vision research and bringing hope to the estimated 1.2 million Canadians living with vision loss.
With ride distance options ranging from 25km to 100km and the option for a 5km walk around Mud Lake Trail, participants will enjoy a scenic and fully supported ride through the countryside west of the city, culminating in a finish line celebration party, BBQ and free massages for riders. The nationally hosted event is expected to raise over $500,000.
“To date, Cycle for Sight has raised $6.2 million, contributing directly to research that is transforming lives,” said Mirja Raita, Manager, Cycle for Sight. “Participants are not just helping their friends and family members impacted by vision loss, they’re helping as many as 8 million Canadians living with an eye condition that puts them at risk of blindness.”
Cycle for Sight Ottawa is 1 of 5 locations taking place across Canada. A virtual participation opportunity is also available for individuals to enjoy with an activity of their choice: running, dancing, swimming, or moving in any way in support of sight-saving research.
Register to participate or sign-up to volunteer at cycleforsight.ca
Date: Sunday, July 9, 2023
Location: Britannia Park, 2805 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON K2B 8K6
Time: 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (welcome and opening ceremonies begin at 8:15 a.m., first cyclists depart at 8:30 a.m.)
Choice of distances: 25k, 50k or 100k ride, or 5km walk.
Click HERE for the full press release.