RAH 2015 – Mississauga News Article
RAH 2015 – YOU Rode for Food!
Thank you for participating in Riders Against Hunger!
The ride took place this past Saturday on August 15th. It was another successful year – great weather, great ride with friends old and new – we couldn’t have asked for a better day. We had 129 participants on 105 bikes of all makes and models. We raised a total of $32,296! More bikes, more participants and more money than the year before. Our goal for our fifth annual ride was 125 participants raising $30,000 or more so we surpassed our goal on both counts!
Thank you to all of our sponsors who covered the cost of the event and more ensuring that 100% of what you raised will go directly to programs that provide food to hungry families in our Food Bank and support services like cooking classes in our Learning Kitchen at Eden Food for Change.
New this year, we introduced a new participant level called Elite Rider for those who collect $500 or more in donations. They received a gift that could not be purchased, unlike the other incentive gifts. It was a black military hat with the 5th annual patch on the front and the words, “Elite Rider” embroidered on the back. We acknowledge and thank our RAH 2015 Elite Riders (pictured below from left to right) Frank Caridi, Chris Diamond, Dale Giesbrecht, Bill Crawford, John Hurdis, Tracy Toews, Susan Hawke and Dave Pratt (not pictured).
Top Three Fundraiser Prizes:
First fundraising prize, a 48” LED Element Flat screen TV ($500 value), went to David Pratt who donated it back to Eden Food for Change to be auctioned off at a future event.
Second fundraiser prize, $250 in Ready Powersports gift cards, went to Frank Caridi.
Third fundraiser prize, $100 Petro Canada gift card donated by Suncor Energy, went to John Hurdis.
The Best Hand Prize, a Garmin zumo 660LM Motorcycle GPS donated by Worlée International ($700 value), went to Wendy Davidson.
The Top Prize, an ATD-90 Kid’s Off-road Motorcycle ($1,000 value), went to Jean Gionet.
The prize for the riders participating in the ride from the farthest distance this year were Riccardo Gillioni and Valentina Ascani visiting from Italy! They borrowed a bike to participate in the ride. Riccardo and Valentina were given a RAH pin and 5th annual patch and RAH back patch and encouraged to represent Riders Against Hunger internationally.
Congratulations to all of our winners!
Action Photography Photos On-line!
Action Photography, one of the ride sponsors, took pictures on the route, at the photo booth at the end of the ride and during the event. Go to the Action Photography web site to access the pictures. You can download the photo booth and event photos for free. The riding photos taken along the route can be purchased and all the proceeds will be donated back to Eden Food for Change!
RAH 2015 Route
Please find the route for RAH 2015 in Garmin file formats GPX and GBD. A route map will be available to all participants at the start of the ride. The route is also signed at each turn along the way.
RAH 2015 Ride Details
You are encouraged to join us for Riders Against Hunger on Saturday, August 15th, 2015 in support of a local food bank, Eden Food for Change
Registration starts at 8:30am. KSU at 9:30am.
Start venue is the South Common Mall (Erin Mills Parkway & The Collegeway) in Mississauga.
FREE breakfast provided to participants courtesy of Tim Hortons (Mississauga Road & Derry).
Costs/Fees: $35 for basic registration, $50 includes ride t-shirt and draw ticket. Raise additional funds for incentive gifts and prizes.
- @ $35 you get full access to the ride include breakfast, participation in the poker run, rider gift bag, $10 off lunch at Five Guys
- @ $50 you get the above plus a FREE ride t-shirt ($20 value) and your first draw ticket for the Grand Draw
RIDE FOR FREE by collecting a minimum of $35 in donations for the food bank.
Register On-line now and choose to pay the registration fee now using PayPal or pay at the event.
Raise additional funds and get more stuff!
- @ $100 you get the ride shirt, your first draw ticket, the NEW ride pin and 5th annual RAH patch and an additional draw ticket
- @ $200 you get all of the above and the 5th annual RAH travel mug and two more draw tickets
- @ $300 you get all of the above, the limited edition 5th annual RAH long-sleeve t and two more draw tickets
Every $50 in donations makes it possible for the food bank to provide a family of four with the food needed for about a week. Every donation makes a difference!
Description of what is going on: It is a poker run style ride in support of Eden Food for Change, a local food bank in western Mississauga. It is a signed 3-4 hour scenic route with designated ride stops. Prizes handed out at the end for best hand, grand draw and for the top three fundraisers.
Grand Draw Prize: ATD-90 Kid’s Off-road Motorcycle ($1,000 value)
Best Hand Prize: Garmin zumo 660LM Motorcycle GPS donated by Worlée International ($700 value)
Top Three Fundraiser Prizes:
First – 48” LED Element Flat screen TV ($500 value)
Second – $250 in Ready Powersports gift cards
Third – $100 Petro Canada gift card donated by Suncor Energy
For more info contact: Bill Crawford, firstname.lastname@example.org, 905-785-3651 x222
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RAH Poster/Registration Brochure
Congratulations to Dale Giesbrecht who won an iPad mini (value $400) donated by Ready Powersports. His name was randomly chosen from the 19 people who had registered on-line and paid their $50 registration before the early registration deadline of March 31st.