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August 19, 2018

CARP Fairgrounds

NEW Cycle for Sight Ottawa has become the official fundraising partner of the MEC Ottawa Century Ride 2018!

Mountain Equipment Co-op logo.

The MEC Ottawa Century Ride 2018 benefitting Cycle for Sight will again tour Lanark County countryside from the Carp Fairgrounds. This new partnership between MEC and Cycle for Sight will bring both rides together to create a more robust, fun and meaningful experience for every rider, volunteer and supporter that participates.

Register to ride the
MEC Ottawa Summer Century Ride 2018
by logging in below.

If you have already registered for the MEC Century Ride on the MEC website and would like to set up your Cycle for Sight fundraising page, please also login below using the 7 digit code given to you by MEC when you registered.

Participant Centre

We've raised

$5,236.00

Our Goal

$75,000.00

Percentage

Leader Boards

Top 10 Participants

  1 -  Raised $1,500+ Mario Lapointe ($4,830.00)
  2 -  Fundraising Fuel Demitrios Kotsambouyoukas ($301.00)
  3 -  Ted Fiturski ($50.00)
  4 -  Benjamin Lacombe ($30.00)
  5 -  Bruno Beauparlant ($25.00)
  6 -  Karalyn Lacombe ($0.00)
  7 -  Jacob Lacombe ($0.00)
  8 -  Steven Blanchard ($0.00)
  9 -  Diane Clark ($0.00)
  10 -  Mesfin Mirotchie ($0.00)

Top 10 Teams

  1 -  Vision d'espoir \ Vision of Hope ($4,855.00)
  2 -  Benny and his Guides ($30.00)

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 unlimited refreshments and beverages
  • A tasty feast and cold beer courtesy of Alice's Village Cafe and Covered Bridge Brewing!
  • 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!

Registration is $45. Everyone who raises $250 or more will receive the Cycle for Sight 2018 jersey!

Learn more about what to expect, including map of routes, at the MEC Century Ride benefitting Cycle for Sight 2018 here: http://events.mec.ca/node/210536.

Launch Party

We're so excited to partner with MEC to be the official fundraising event for the MEC Ottawa Century Ride 2018. Don't miss this event to mingle with past and current participants, sponsors, friends and family, and volunteers to celebrate the official launch of Cycle for Sight. As we celebrate 9 years, join us for an evening of great company, enjoy some refreshments and win some great prizes.

MEC is generously offering a 10% discount to all attendees this evening and will have experienced staff members on-hand reviewing and demonstrating topics related to cycling.

When: Thursday, June 14, 2018
Where: MEC (366 Richmond Rd. - Ottawa)
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Prepare for the ride

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.

Training

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 $200 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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In-Kind Partners:

Escape Manor
Bad Axe Throwing Ottawa
Ingenium Museums
Ottawa City Rafting

Smokes Poutinerie
Mayfair Theatre
National Arts Centre

For information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jennifer Grant at jgrant@ffb.ca or 1-800-461-3331

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.

  • Thane Tremaine
  • Amir Korhani
  • Heather Christy
  • Mesfin Mirotchie
  • Matt Hunter
  • Jonathan Nix
  • Carol Lithwick
  • Philip Zunder
  • Rachel Batamy