A great job by YWCA fitness staff person, Sheri Selway! Way to go Sheri!!
Bike For Mike by Sheri Selway
Sunday May 5 was the 3rd annual “Bike For Mike” fundraiser. All money raised this year is going to buy bikes and equipment (helmets, reflectors) for children at Queen Mary School. The Bike for Mike fund is at the Hamilton Community Foundation. Its goal is to make Hamilton a more cycle-friendly city and put the money raised to purchasing bikes for children. Last year Mike’s Bikes provided 110 bikes, helmets, locks, and lights to children and their families. Thanks to all my supporters, I raised over $600!
It was a beautiful day for a ride. The 45 km ride left Bayfront Park around 9:30 am. I rode with the 20 km group which all ages could easily enjoy. A 5 km ride rode through the historic North End neighbourhood.
The 20 km cyclists followed the Waterfront Trail, continued up Longwood Road and connected to the new trail near the Chedoke Golf Course into West Hamilton. Then we were on road into Dundas where a water/snack station was set up. And a bike repair station, which unfortunately I needed! My chain had started acting up! Unfortunately it couldn’t be fixed. However Freewheel Cycle had just opened and they fixed it up and within a half hour I was on my way with a new part! Thank you Freewheel Cycle!
Back at Bayfront Park, riders were treated to water, fruit and hot pizza which we enjoyed while listening to music. I had such a good time I think I will ride 45 km next year!!!
Photo: Here I am with 2 supporters Sandra and Peggyanne, members of our neighbourhood association, North End Neighbours, who set up an information table.