The 2013 Minden 150
“Ride for Relief”
August 9 - Family Fundo
August 10 - Minden 150 "Ride for Relief"
The people of Minden need our help as they cope with the devastating impacts of spring flooding. Please join us for the 2013 Minden 150 as we help those affected rebuild their homes and their lives.
Proceeds from this year’s ride will be shared with the Minden Flood Relief fund. The Government of Ontario will match up to $2 for every $1 raised.
In honor of those we will help, and those who will ride, the 2013 Minden 150 will be known as the “Ride for Relief”. This has always been a great ride with proceeds supporting cycling locally and provincially through Share the Road, but this year we’re asking riders from across Ontario to join us for this special and important cause.
Since 2011, Share the Road has partnered with the Township of Minden Hills and local volunteers to host the Minden 150, a beautiful ride on the winding, beautiful roads of the Haliburton Highlands created in 2009 to celebrate the town’s 150th anniversary.
This year, we all have a special reason to participate in the Minden 150. And we’d like you to join us.
We took these photos during one of our trips to Minden to organize this year’s event. They don’t do justice to the devastation in Minden Township as a result of flooding this spring. Minden was hit particularly hard as it sits at the bottom of a chain of lakes burdened by heavy rain, a cold spring, and late thaws.
Driving north to Minden we were struck by what we saw of this picturesque town – and what we heard. Damages soared into the millions, folks had lost their homes and everything they owned as the rising floodwaters robbed them of their belongings, and their precious memories.
So come to Minden, stay a day – or two. Support the economy of the region. Give our friends and fellow Ontarians a hand up and help those who really need our support during a difficult time.
Join a great ride for a great cause – and have a blast doing it. New this year – Gran Fondo Canada is joining Share the Road in supporting the Minden 150. As one of North America’s leading ride event management companies, Gran Fondo Canada puts on best in class events that focus on the rider experience.
You can benefit from their expertise at the Minden 150 – and win some great prizes too. Prize packages will include an Alta Classe VIP entry to the Gran Fondo Niagara (worth $1,000) and vacation stays at Great Wolf Lodge.
Join us on the evening of Friday August 9th from 5:30 – 7:30 for the “Family Fundo”. Bring the family to enjoy a family-friendly, fun, safe and educational bike path ride for kids 12 years of age and under. Learn about safe cycling, bike maintenance and enjoy a BBQ with prizes! “Ride for Relief” ride kits and check-in will be available at this time as well.
We look forward to seeing you on August 9th and 10th.