Get those bikes tuned up - it’s almost time to hit the road in support of Cancer Assistance Services of Halton Hills (CAShh).
The Tour the Hills cycling event is set for Saturday (Sept. 23) starting at 8 a.m. at Trafalgar Sports Park.
Participants will tour through the picturesque countryside of Halton Hills on either 20-km, 50-km or 75-km routes.
Aid stations will be set up along the routes to provide refreshments and healthy snacks, along with first aid and roving bicycle repair services.
“Safety of the participants is paramount, so we will provide route marshals, ‘sweep’ vehicles and first aid services along the route to ensure participants’ safety,” said CAShh Director of Operations Julie Liddle.
“After the ride, participants are invited to stay at the park and enjoy a barbecue lunch and entertainment. We want this to be a memorable and pleasant experience for everyone.”
To mark the fifth anniversary of Tour the Hills, Acton’s Superior Glove will be running a family fun area with a nine-hole mini putt and other activities. Admission to this area is a minimum $10 donation per family, which also includes one barbecue dinner coupon. All proceeds will go directly to CAShh.
“We are encouraging the Halton Hills community to come out and enjoy the post-event activities and be there to cheer on the riders as they return to the Sports Park,” said Liddle. “Bring your cowbells or other noise makers!”
CASHH was established in 2000 following the closure of the Canadian Cancer Society office in Georgetown. The charitable organization provides a number of different services to those dealing with a cancer diagnosis and currently assists over 185 clients annually, with free transportation to appointments being among its key functions.
For more information, visit www.tourthehills.ca.