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The Great Bucket List Cycle is back! This year, the event will continue to be virtual to ensure everyone stays safe while still being about to participate. We can't offer the full experience of past events, however, we want to still provide you with the opportunity to challenge yourself, and have fun all while support Hospice!

The virtual ride will kick off on Saturday, September 18 and run until Saturday, September 25 allowing participants to meet their kilometre goals throughout the week. The event will include a Gran Fondo distance of 100 km, along with both a 70 km and 40 km option.

This event is for all levels of cyclists and ages - joining as a whole family! Our goal is for each cyclist to either donate or raise at least $1/km. All proceeds raised go towards providing compassionate care through end-of-life at ARCH and supporting local families. All types of cyclists are welcome to join in as there are many beautiful local trails for Mountain and Fat Bike riders!

due to covid-19 restrictions and guidelines, we must follow at arch - we prefer registration fees and pledges are done online. 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Date: September 18 to September 25

Location: Virtual

Route Options:

  • 100 KM (Advanced Route)

    • Each participant can pay $100 or collect min. $100 in pledges​

  • 70 KM (Intermediate Route)

    • Each participant can pay $70 or collect min. $70 in pledges​

  • 40 KM (Novice Route)

    • Each participant can pay $40 or collect min. $40 in pledges​

I want to register by paying for my spot!

I want to join by collecting pledges online!

I want to join by collecting pledges in person!

*if you choose to register for the cycle by collecting pledges in person, please email Katherine so you can be signed up for the cycle.

WHAT YOU'LL GET:

All registrants will receive a kit, which includes their Information Package, cycling snacks, water bottle, and giveaways!

If you pay or collect $100 in pledges, you will receive the following:

  • Registration Kit

  • A Great Bucket List Cycle t-shirt to commemorate your experience (upgrade to a dry fit shirt for $30)

  • Gift card at a local restaurant for food

If you collect more than $200 in pledges, you will receive the following:

  • Registration Kit

  • A Great Bucket List Cycle dry-fit shirt to commemorate your experience with an ARCH buff

  • Gift card at a local restaurant for food

DEADLINE: 

You must be signed up through registration fees or pledges by Friday, August 27 in order to receive a Registration Kit and Great Bucket List Cycle gifts. We’ll deliver Registration Kits and gifts right to your door on September 16 and 17. Late registrants can still participate and join in on the fun, we just cannot guarantee a Registration Kit.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

ARCH will be using Strava to provide predetermined routes for riders as well as PDF maps, but riders can also choose to do their own route. Riders are encouraged to track their results on Strava, or another tracking app that can be shared on both their personal and ARCH Hospice’s Facebook and Instagram – we’d love to share your story!

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ARCH encourages as many cyclists to participate on Saturday, September 18 on the traditional and scenic St. Joseph Island

route while ensuring the following are met: 

  • ONLY cycle with people in your household or social circle

  • For safety, please do NOT make plans to meet up with others that aren’t in your circle

  • If passing someone on the route, do it quickly but courteously! Passing someone on the route is not considered a close contact or a significant risk for exposure to COVID-19.

  • If you must be behind other cyclists, stay well back and try to stagger yourself.

  • If stopping on a trail or path be sure to pull over to the side so others have room to pass safely while maintaining a physical distance.

  • Consider changing your route or the time of day that you go out so that you can follow these guidelines.

  • It is important to remember that trails may be busier than usual, and as a rider, you must remember to yield to pedestrians/walkers