Do you like biking and giving back to military families in need?
Cycling enthusiasts and beginners alike who want to join their local Navy community and give to a good cause will get their chance this June 9, 2018 to participate in a fun, family-oriented event – the Navy Bike Ride is back!
The ride is even more family friendly this year with a new family package that allows you to bring as many of your own kids as you can handle!
Proceeds from the event go to current and former CAF members in need of financial support through two organizations dedicated to their well-being – the Royal Canadian Naval Benevolent Fund and Support our Troops.
The Navy Bike Ride is open to cyclists of all skill levels and all ages, including beginners, with a shorter and longer route to choose from. It’s a non-competitive ride that will take cyclists through downtown Ottawa and Gatineau along Parliament Hill. Bike trailers, child seats and trailer cycles are welcome so even the littlest members of the family can join in.
For those looking for more of a challenge, current serving CAF members can register for the Admiral’s Cup, the military-only category in the Grand Prix Cycliste Gatineau’s Medio Fondo event on Sunday, June 9. This 52 km race offers prizes to the top three male and female winners in the military category.
If you’re not in Canada’s capital, other cycling events will be organized in tandem with the Navy Bike Ride, by RCN personnel in naval bases and Naval Reserve Divisions across the country, as well as on ships at sea around the world. Find a shadow ride near you!
Registration is $40 for adults and youth aged 13 and over, and $15 for children aged 12 and under who are riding their own bicycles. The event is free for kids in bike trailers, child seats or trailer cycles. The family package is $100 for up to two adults and unlimited children. Each adult registration receives a free custom cycling jersey, with free bandanas for registered kids.
Celebrate your local Navy community, promote physical fitness and raise awareness of the Royal Canadian Navy, all while giving back to naval and CAF families in need.