Greg's Ride: Ontario's Ride for Safer Cycling
All across Ontario, people are riding their bikes in support of amazing causes. There are rides for heart, rides for cancer and rides for mental health - Greg's Ride: Ontario's Ride for Safer Cycling is the only bike ride supporting cycling advocacy.
The 14th Annual Greg's Ride was hosted on Sept 22, 2019 in Dundas, ON. We'd like to thank everyone who participated in the event, it was a lovely day of cycling & community. Stay tuned for 2020 details!
Greg's Ride History
In 2006, OPP Sergeant Greg Stobbart was killed while cycling on Tremaine Road in Milton. After Greg’s death, his wife Eleanor McMahon founded the Share the Road Cycling Coalition in his memory to advocate for safer roads for all Ontarians. At Greg's Ride: Ontario's Ride for Safer Cycling, we ride in Greg's Memory, celebrating how far cycling has come in over 10 years and striving to making Ontario the safest place in Canada to ride a bike.
Greg's Ride continues to be a fundraiser for Share the Road with 100% of the profits supporting our advocacy to build an Ontario where:
- Every student participates in a cycling training course,
- Our communities are connected by a network of cycle tracks, bike lanes and paved shoulders, and
- Every Ontario resident feels safe & comfortable hopping on their bicycle.
Ride participants in 2015 visiting OPP Greg Stobbart's memorial in Milton, where the ride was initially hosted before it moved to Dundas, ON
General Event Info
Registration to this fantastic family-friendly event includes:
- Free area parking
- On-route support and snack stations
- A delicious hot lunch & beverages
- Post-Ride activities
- Ride give-aways
Ride one of our 3 beautiful routes across the Hamilton Region. The 2019 ride links are posted below for reference. Click on the distance to open the route page in Strava.
The Promenade: 10km
The Challenger: 40km
The Ultimate: 80km
Team discounts of 20% off are available to groups of 3 or more riders. Contact us at [email protected] for details!
Sample Event Running Times
7.30am - 9.40am: Registration open
9.40am - 10.00am: Opening remarks
10.00am – 10.10am: The Ultimate riders depart
10.10am – 10.20am: The Challenger riders depart
10.20am – 10.30am: The Promenade riders depart
11.00am - 5.00pm*: Post-Ride activities (Drinks, silent auction, lunch, etc)
3:00pm: Silent Auction Ends
*Estimated end time based upon when last rider might return; it could be earlier