Rockin' Raccoon Ride in Support of Daily Bread
Date: May 28, 2023
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Trail Hub - Map
Sunday, May 28, marks the first annual Rockin’ Raccoon Ride in support of Daily Bread Food Bank. Geared towards riders of all ages and abilities, Rockin’ Raccoon is a ride, not a race! Learn more and register here.
Riders will cycle along the beautiful trails of Trail Hub in Uxbridge, about an hour from Toronto’s city centre. They can choose from one of three routes, each led by a Rockin’ Raccoon ride leader:
- A 20K ride with a gentle terrain for novice or junior riders
- A 50K route with a few challenges for intermediate riders
- A 100K ride for experienced riders with rougher rural roads and single-track trails
“The spirit of this ride is not about getting to the line first, it’s about getting there with the people you want to ride with,” said Bart Egnal, race organizer and “Head Raccoon.” “You can ride whatever distance you want at whatever speed you want; it’s about coming out and having fun.”
The registration fee for the event is $100 to cover operating costs and a minimum donation of $50 to Daily Bread Food Bank, for which you’ll receive a tax receipt. (Register soon — soon the minimum donation will rise to $75!) Your fee covers snacks and water before and after the ride, mechanical support before and after the ride, a meal and beer after the ride and free parking, GPS maps, and washroom facilities.
Thanks to Daily Bread’s purchasing power, every dollar donated equals one meal, so your donation of $50 provides 50 meals to Torontonians experiencing hunger.
“We live in a city of such affluence, wealth and privilege and to hear stories of kids that don’t have enough to eat, it hits home that we need to do something about it,” said Bart. “This ride is a way to combine a passion with generating funds for an organization that has deep impact on a worthy cause.”
*Rockin’ Raccoon is a Federal Not-for-Profit Corporation, all donations will go directly to Daily Bread Food Bank to help ensure everyone in our city can access the food they need.