Photo courtesy of Evergreen.
Evergreen Ride the Ravines 2013 Bike SafeFunds raised from Ride the Ravines go toward Active Living Programming like Community Bike Hubs.
Evergreen is a national environmental organization that connects people with nature for the benefit of both. For the past 20 years, Evergreen has been engaging Canadians in greening projects in communities across the country. In Toronto, ON, Evergreen has transformed the historic Don Valley Brick Works factory from a deteriorating collection of buildings into a thriving and truly unique environmental community center in the heart of the Toronto ravine system.
Ride the Ravines is a family-friendly charity bike ride where riders can experience Toronto’s hidden valley system like never before! The ride gives families, urban riders, and nature enthusiasts a chance to pedal 12 km or 25 km through the Don Valley ravine system and Toronto beaches. The route begins and ends at Evergreen Brick Works and is led by Evergreen staff and volunteers.
Opening remarks commence and 8:30 am and the first ride takes off at 9 am. A post-ride celebration at Evergreen Brick Works from 11 am - 2 pm that includes yummy local treats, music, and a chance for friends and family to decompress and enjoy the completion of the ride, along with taking in the new Sunday Food Marche at Brick Works.
The funds raised from Ride the Ravines go toward Active Living Programming like Community Bike Hubs. This special program works in various low-income communities across Toronto, getting kids learning and riding bikes, while providing a healthy food program and mentorship, along with entrepreneurial and activist skills.
On June 16, 2013, come ride with Evergreen at the second annual Ride the Ravines event. Sign up, get sponsored, and pedal for a greener Toronto: evergreen.ca/ ridetheravines