About the National Ride

The National Kids Cancer Ride is an 18 day cycling journey benefitting childhood cancer research in Canada. The event kicks off on September 4th in Vancouver arriving 17 days later in Halifax on September 21st.  30 National and Relay riders will cycle relay style in two teams across the country averaging a daily distance of 140km -200 km/day. The teams will visit over 100 communities, stop at a number of Canada’s children’s hospitals to get the latest update on childhood cancer research, meet a number of childhood survivors and their families and raise a ton of money that will improve the quality of life for children and their families living with, and beyond cancer. 

Be part of the game changing team raising necessary funds and awareness in the world of childhood cancer research and support. Your efforts will bring us closer to a world beyond kids cancer and the hope that few parents will hear the words “Your child has cancer.”

What to get involved?

Be a National Rider:

​Ride all 18 days for a total riding distance of 2600km to 3600km *

Reg fee ONLY $2995.  Minimum fundraising $15,000

Be a Stage Rider:

​Choose your start/end point:  Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto & Halifax

Reg fee ranges $1045 for 3 days to $1495 for 6 days.  Fundraising $3000-$10,000 (registration opens January, 2019)

Be a Day of Action Rider:

​Choose to ride with the National team as they ride through Calgary on Friday, Sept 6th or Toronto on Sunday, Sept 15th

Reg fee ONLY $25.  Fundraising $50 (registration opens March, 2019)

Be a Virtual Rider:

​Choose your activity and ride alongside the riders – virtually!

Reg fee FREE. Fundraising; Your best effort (registration opens March, 2019)

Be a National Crew/Volunteer:

Volunteer all 18 days as a driver, RMT, photographer, medic, Crew Chief, mechanic or cook

Reg fee FREE.  Fundraising:  $500 (registration opens January, 2019)

*Team 1 rides an average 140km/day & Team 2 rides an average 200km/day

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