NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY – Today, organizers announced details for the 2nd annual Bike Up Northumberland! charity cycling ride along the scenic Waterfront Trail. To be held Saturday, September 10th, the initiative will support Campbellford Memorial (CMH) and Northumberland Hills Hospital (NHH) Foundations.
“We are thrilled to announce a new partnership for this year’s event, says Rhonda Cunningham, Executive Director of the NHH Foundation “We are pleased to bring you Bike Up Northumberland! Presented by Home Hardware.”
This title sponsorship includes support from the newly opened Cobourg Home Hardware Building Centre location at 650 Division Street, as well as the Port Hope, Colborne, Campbellford, and Brighton Home Hardware stores.
Two new Co-Chairs will take the lead in 2016. Calvin Newman, President of Newman Oliver & McCarten Insurance Brokers Ltd and Randy Albon, a director of the Northumberland Hills Cycling Club. Calvin and Randy will lead a dedicated team of volunteers on the organizing committee to successfully plan and execute this event. Both Calvin and Randy have a keen interest and knowledge of cycling and are thrilled to be bringing Bike Up Northumberland! back this year.
“Bike Up Northumberland! is truly a County wide event, says Calvin Newman, Co-Chair “This is going to be a spectacular event, and I’m honoured to be Co-Chairing this year with Randy. Cycling is a great activity for building community spirit and I encourage everyone to grab their families, friends and their bikes and ride with us in September.”
The ride will start at Donogan Park and travel along the scenic waterfront trail with distances ranging from 5km, 10km, 25km, 50km, and 100km. All ages and abilities are welcome and encouraged.
With a new website and registration system now up and running, participants are encouraged to register early and take advantage of the early bird fees. Until July 31st, you can register for $50. If you register between July 31st and September 9th the fee will be $60. Registration on the day of event is $75. There is also a Special Family Registration fee of $50 for up to 2 adults and 4 children under 16 for the 5 km and 10 km rides only. It is important to know that all registration fees are waived if you raise $150 in pledges.
All proceeds raised will be equally distributed between Campbellford Memorial Hospital and Northumberland Hills Hospital and will be directed towards surgical scopes at both hospitals.
“Bike Up Northumberland! gives me a chance to participate in a charity ride right here in my own community, says Randy Albon, Co-Chair. “This means the pledges I collect benefit my community as they are donated directly to my Hospitals.” Albon explains.
“Bike Up Northumberland! truly is an event for a range of cyclist and abilities, says John Russell, Executive Director of the Campbellford Memorial Hospital Foundation. “The avid cyclist can set a goal to ride the 100km route while a young family can choose to ride together and do the 5km route. There is something for every age group and ability.”
Upon finishing the race you will be welcomed with a free lunch as you take some time to visit the vendors in the Community Village being set up in Donegan Park. All participants will receive an event shirt and goodie bag. Riders are encouraged to bring family and friends to enjoy the family friendly Community Village.
Register online now at www.bikeupnorthumberland.ca or through either the CMH or NHH Foundation offices. For more information, visit www.nhhfoundation.ca or www.givetocmh.ca or email Adrienne Barrie at .
For more information, please contact:
Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation
(905) 372-6811, ext. 3068
Campbellford Memorial Hospital Foundation
(705) 653-1104 Ext. 2104
About Bike Up Northumberland!
Bike Up Northumberland! is a charity ride that was first introduced in 2015 in support of our hospitals in Northumberland County. It is a joint-event benefiting Campbellford Memorial Hospital Foundation and Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation and funds raised are equally distributed to both Foundations to support the purchase of priority medical equipment. The first inaugural event raised over $60,000 through registration and donations.
The cycling route follows the scenic Waterfront Trail from Cobourg’s Donegan Park to Presqu'ile Park in Brighton. As a rider you can choose from one of five distances (5 km, 10 km, 25 km, 50 km and 100 km). There is a registration fee, but we also encourage riders to set a fundraising goal for themselves to support our community hospitals. All ages and cycling abilities are welcome.