Sunday, June 04, 2017
Most people like a challenge and everyone likes a reward!
Challenge yourself on Sunday, June 4th on the first ever ‘Ice Cream Ride’ from Hamilton's Bayfront Park to Burlington's Spencer Smith Park and back again.
We'll reward you with refreshing and simply delicious frozen treats from Rudy's at the halfway point and a tasty lunch catered by Hamilton’s amazing 'from scratch' neighbourhood bakery, Cake and Loaf and another frozen delight from Rudy's at the finish line!
You'll ride 25 km at your own pace mostly along bicycle paths and bike friendly roads as you accompany Max and his father on the first part of their 600 km ride to Ottawa to raise money for a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
All proceeds from registration will go to help find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy via the registered charity Jesse’s Journey and riders are encouraged to collect pledges from family and friends with our incentive rewards.
$100 worth of pledges will get you a cool Ice Cream Ride t-shirt, $200 will get you a pair of awesome Sako7 cycling socks and $300 will get you both. All pledge money goes to Jesse's Journey.
Best of all? Your help could make Max's generation the first to survive this fatal disease.
Fundraising - All proceeds from The Ice Cream Ride registration fees will go to fund research into a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy via the registered Canadian charity Jesse's Journey.
What is Duchenne muscular dystrophy? Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a progressive and fatal genetic disorder that gradually weakens the body’s muscles.
Because the Duchenne muscular dystrophy gene is found on the X-chromosome, it primarily affects boys and it can occur in all races and cultures.
Most boys with DMD are using a wheelchair by the time they are 12 and many don’t survive their mid-20’s.
Although there is no cure available right now, scientists have made great progress on many fronts. Doctors are working on improving muscle and joint function, and slowing muscle deterioration.
Together with your help, The Ice Cream Ride aims to help change the future for boys with DMD.