June 2018
It's Ambassador Day!

A massive thank you to all our ambassadors for their partnership and support in Ride Don't Hide. Thank you for helping spread the word on mental health and ending the stigma around it! We're thrilled to have the following national sponsors on board - @TheElwins , @noellemontcalm and @SilkenLaumann , as well as local ambassadors, Samara Thew , Kyle Patterson and the Calgary Inferno team .

Read Samara's story here .

Remember to share your story on social media and tag us - @cmhacalgary and #ridedonthide
Raise Funds and Win Prizes!

Incentive prizes are back!
  • Raise more than $500 and receive a Ride Don't Hide gym bag.
  • Raise more than $1,000, $2,000 or $5,000 and receive a Ride Don't Hide cycling jersey specific to that fundraising level.
  • All incentive prizes and jersey's will be handed out with Rider Kits on Friday, June 22 or Sunday, June 24.
Starting in June the 10 Top Fundraisers nationally
have a chance to win a Fossil Smart Watch!

To raise awareness and increase your fundraising efforts, use message templates in your fundraising hub:

  • Login at www.ridedonthide.com
  • On the left choose "FUNDRAISING"
  • Choose "TELL A FRIEND"
  • Send out messages to your contacts to let them know about your involvement with Ride Don't Hide and raise funds for mental health programs and services in your community!

We thank you for your participation and your support for CMHA's Ride Don't Hide. We can't wait to see you on June 24, 2018.
Totals so far...

Riders: 308
Teams: 30
Donations: $43,429
25% to our goal

Spots are going fast! Encourage your family and friends to sign up today!
Rider Kit Pick-Up

Pick-up your Rider Kit filled with goodies, your Ride Don't Hide T-Shirt and rider number ahead of time! More things to be added to the kit in the weeks to come.

Friday, June 22, 2018
3:00 - 8:00 p.m.
CMHA Welcome Centre,
Training Sessions with Café Roubaix

2018 will be the third year that Team Café Roubaix (the bicycle club associated with the Cochrane based bike shop) will be taking part in the Ride Don’t Hide bike ride.

Club members regularly take part in charity events, and the Ride Don’t Hide ride is a favourite as a number have been personally affected or know someone affected by mental health challenges. The scenery the ride goes through helps a bit too! We wanted to invite riders to join us for some training rides between April 29 and June 17, 2018. You’ll get to meet other riders, get used to riding on roads in groups, and gradually work up your distance as the weeks progress. 

We will be hosting two training rides a week. Tuesday is our “Beginners’ Ride” at 6:30 p.m. beginning with a short workshop-based information session (how to fix a flat or dropped chain etc.). This will be followed by a short ride on quiet roads to build up your confidence.
Sunday will be a group ride leaving the store at 10:00 a.m. sharp. This will be an easy pace, with no rider being left behind.

You will need a road-worthy bike (Road, Cyclocross, MTB, Hybrid), helmet, water, ride snacks/energy bars, and basic ride tools (spare inner tube/patch kit, pump, tire levers).
Café Roubaix is located 20 minutes west of Calgary in Cochrane at #4, 118 1st Avenue, Cochrane, AB T4C 1Z6

For further information or to RSVP contact Liz McLean  lizzimclean@gmail.com .
Thank You to Our Sponsors 

Questions? Comments? 

Please contact us at info@cmha.calgary.ab.ca if you have any questions, concerns or want information on how to get more involved with Ride Don't Hide. We are here to help!