ALBERTA : -66 days to go!

September 15, 2018

Calgary & Edmonton

NEW Cycle for Sight Alberta has become the official fundraising partner of the MEC Century Rides in Calgary and Edmonton.

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This new partnership between MEC and Cycle for Sight will create a more robust, fun and meaningful experience for every rider, volunteer and supporter that participates on September 15, 2018!

How to participate in Cycle for Sight Alberta - two easy steps:

  1. Select one of the MEC Fall Century Rides and register:

    Register here for the MEC Calgary Fall Century Ride 2018 to Cycle for Sight

    Register here for the MEC Edmonton Fall Century Ride 2018 to Cycle for Sight

  2. Create your Cycle for Sight online fundraising page by logging in below.

On a sunny afternoon, two adult females standing on either side of an adult male are pictured. They are standing in a parking lot. Trees filled with leaves can be seen in the background. All three are wearing Cycle for Sight t-shirts.

Participant Centre

We've raised

$3,907.00

Our Goal

$10,000.00

Percentage

Leader Boards

Top 10 Participants

  1 -  Mike Joljart ($1,245.00)
  2 -  Karin Stiefenhofer ($1,022.00)
  3 -  Darcy Reynard ($465.00)
  4 -  Fundraising Fuel Tanya Marshall ($310.00)
  5 -  Art Brochu ($250.00)
  6 -  Megan Luscombe ($235.00)
  7 -  Wade Smith ($185.00)
  8 -  Amber Krasowski ($135.00)
  9 -  Iris Clarin-Jalotjot ($0.00)
  10 -  Austin Cummins ($0.00)

Top 10 Teams

  1 -  Twice the Bike, Half the Sight ($1,257.00)
  2 -  Calgary Cranksters ($370.00)

Here's What to Expect:

  • Choose from three well marked routes: 50 km, 100 km or the new adventure gravel grind (distance TBC)
  • Rest stops with water and snacks
  • A tasty meal and drink at the end of the ride
  • Bike mechanics, EMS and volunteer guides
  • Personal webpage and tips for easy online fundraising
  • Cycle for Sight jersey, rider gift bag, fundraising prizes and more!

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Prepare for the ride

Training

Free spin classes are being held in cities across the country to help Cycle for Sight riders prepare for their event. Check out our Facebook page for details on Spin classes near you.

And check out these training plans from Cycling Weekly to help you get fitter, train for speed and/or push your mileage further.

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Nutrition

What you eat and drink before, during and after a big ride is the key to success. Check out this article from Cycling Weekly to learn how to fuel for long distance rides.

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Become a Corporate Fundraising Supporter!

Rally your business or cycling club together and hit the road to help us raise money to restore hope and sight!

Each business or cycling club that registers a team and sets a minimum fundraising goal of $1,000 will be recognized as a Cycle for Sight Fundraising Supporter:

  • Your logo included on our website, Facebook and weekly enews
  • Your team's story / organizational message on how you are helping the FFB's mission to cure blindness shared on Facebook posts and enews
  • Event day messaging and logo inclusion
  • And we'll thank you in our post event report that will be emailed to all participants

How to register your team:

  1. Register your team by clicking here.
  2. Set your fundraising goal to minimum $1,000 (for up to 4 team members. Increase goal by $250 for each additional team member).
  3. Email Jen at jgrant@ffb.ca to confirm participation as a corporate or community fundraising supporter.

Get your team registered so we can start sharing how your organization is helping to cure blindness.

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Looking to Volunteer? Volunteer registration

Cycle for Sight volunteers make the event enjoyable for everyone. Whether you are helping to set up route markers or cheering on cyclists as they embark on their journey, we want you to be part of the event! Fill out the volunteer registration form and we will get back to you closer to event date to confirm details.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Our Executive Committees are filled with dedicated volunteers, who spend months and months planning and preparing, to ensure that you enjoy your experience at Cycle for Sight each year. We are very grateful for their commitment and support.

  • Co-Chair Iris Clarin Jalotjot
  • Michelle Robinson
  • Ralph Garnett
  • Jaspreet Grewal
  • Co-Chair Darcy Laniuk
  • Sarah McFarlane
  • Valerie Pryma