Gore Bay Rotary Club hosts annual Bay to Bay Ride Saturday, August 13

Last year's Bay to Bay Ride.

GORE BAY—Members of the Gore Bay Rotary Club are gearing up for the annual Bay to Bay Ride!

The third annual Gore Bay Rotary Club Bay to Bay bicycle ride is set to take place this Saturday, August 13, beginning in Gore Bay, explained Rotarian Dave Rogalsky. “We are going to have three bicycle rides, a 200-kilometre century ride starting at 7 am, the half century ride, 100 kilometres  (which starts at 8:30 am) and the family fun/children’s ride of six kilometres at 9:30 am.” The rides will all start by the Rotary Beach area.

The number of riders who have registered for the 200 and 100 kilometre rides this year is 60, down slightly from 65 riders in 2021.

Mr. Rogalsky explained that the proceeds from this year’s ride “will help fight food insecurities, which we all know is an ongoing problem, so the proceeds will be going to local food banks. For example, the Food Cupboard at the Gore Bay United Church has seen a marked increase in those needing support.”

While there are fees in place for riders in the 100-and-200 kilometre rides, the family fun/children’s ride is free to participants.

For those who do not take part in the ride but would still like to donate, you can still make a receipted donation online at https://canadahelps.org/en/charities/rotary-club-of-gore-bay-charitable-trust/

Mr. Rogalsky added “there is also an opportunity for those taking part in the ride to win fabulous prizes if you are one of the three people who raise the most through donations in the ride.” First prize is a $500 gift certificate from Breakaway Sports and Cycle, with the second and third prizes being gift certificates of $250 and $150, from Breakaway Sports and Cycle.

The Bay to Bay Ride has six sponsors including Split Rail Brewing Co., Manitoulin Transport, Breakaway Sports and Cycle, Re/Max The Island Real Estate Brokerage, Pat Noble Lumber and Building Supplies Ltd and Manitoulin Physio Centre.