The Ride for Karen is an annual cycling event that has raised over $2 million to support children living with cancer.

For the past 12 years, the Ride for Karen has taken place the first weekend of September. Recently, a for-profit event chose the same date (September 7, 2014) for its ride. This is concerning for the Ride for Karen, a completely volunteer-run initiative, where 100% of the funds raised are donated to charity. The Ride for Karen does not have the financial resources to compete with this business’ big advertising budget. What the Ride for Karen does have is a fantastic day of fully-supported cycling, plus the important distinction that 100% of money raised supports children living with cancer.

If you’re planning to participate in a cycling event on September 7, please do it for a worthy cause!

We’re hoping we can count on your participation and support this year to spread the word that 100% of proceeds from the Ride for Karen go directly to charity. Here’s how you can help:

  1. Ride with us! Register now!

    • With 160km, 100km and 25km routes and a Kids Fun Ride, there is an option for you no matter your level of experience! If you want to challenge yourself to ride a longer distance than previous years, check out our training guide (it starts in March – but you have plenty of time to catch up on training!).
  2. Spread the word!

    • Post details of the Ride for Karen wherever you can (on your website, Facebook page, LinkedIn group, etc.).
    • If you’re on Twitter, please follow the @RideForKaren Twitter account.
      • Participate in our #TrainingTweet challenge. Every weekend leading up to the Ride, we’ll randomly award prizes to those who tweet to @RideForKaren about their weekend ride using the #TrainingTweet hashtag.

We sincerely appreciate your support in our fundraising efforts this year!