“Hats off to the organizers and all the volunteers for a day full of fun, positive energy, good music, good food, and the opportunity to be part of a large group of cyclists riding for a good reason.” – Faye and Cameron
The Ride4UnitedWay event is now in its fifth year and has grown each year in multiple dimensions. We are proud of the wonderful support we have received from our participants, and hope that you will join us for a great day of cycling. â€¨â€¨
Please take a moment and watch our video to find out who we are and how your donation can make a difference.
Elsewhere on this site you will find testimonials from just some of the positive feedback we’ve received, an explanation of the event details, and overview of the fund raising incentives and prizes if you wish to raise funds for the event. While we encourage fundraising, and it is the primary purpose of our engagement, fund raising is not mandatory. We are thrilled to have you come out, pay your registration, and enjoy a great day of cycling in Durham with us. â€¨â€¨
The United Way in Durham Region supports more than 40 local charities. From food banks and shelters to programs for children and seniors. Support for the United Way is used to support a great diversity of need. We do it in a highly efficient and effective fashion which optimizes donor value. Donor value is at the core of our mission. If you take up the fund raising challenge, thank you. If you’re not able to fund raise, thank you for riding with us, and helping us make this a great event. We value your participation. â€¨â€¨
Our original concept was to create a cycling event which would be enjoyable and interesting and challenging for all levels of cycling enthusiasts. From experienced fitness and enthusiast road cyclists to those who are just getting into cycling we think we are in the process of building an event which will have broad appeal and become a fixture in the cycling calendar for years to come. There are three principal course distances (60k, 100k and 160k) plus a community course, and there is our “event within the event” 4KTT challenge which is 4K timed over three fairly stiff climbs.
“Not simply a charity ride.” That was our objective, and with the enthusiasm of our participants, the help from our partners and sponsors and the support from local government we will continue to build toward this objective. We invite you to join us by registering using the links on this site, or contact us at the United Way in Durham Region. You may email or telephone (905) 436-7377.