2016 Ride For Doug - Sunday June 5th - 10th Annual
Ride For Doug is an annual fundraiser ride for Muscular Dystrophy. Over the first 9 years, we’ve raised over $150,000 for Muscular Dystrophy Canada.
But that isn’t why you should come this year. This year is the 10th Anniversary of Ride For Doug. 10 years of bikers showing up to go on a ride for and WITH Doug. Doug is 13 years old this year, and Ride For Doug is the highlight of his year.
If you've never been on this ride, it's a great one. Not only are the roads first rate, but Doug is still able to ride with us. He is only 13 years old, but the love of bikes runs through him as much as you or I. Once you've ridden with him, you'll never be able to think of Muscular Dystrophy the same way.
The ride takes the approach of "Sportbike roads, at a cruiser pace". We take a 200km route through some of the finest motorcycling roads in Langley, Abbotsford, and Mission. We end up at a BBQ dinner to celebrate the ride, and win some door prizes.
Date: Sunday, June 5th 2016
Ride Leaves: 1:00 pm
Fee: $20 includes both ride and BBQ
Watch the official website for registration details: http://www.ridefordoug.com
Departs and Returns to:
South Langley Church Lot - 20098 22nd Ave, Langley, BC
Over the first 9 years of Ride For Doug, you have helped to raise over $150,000 for Muscular Dystrophy Canada. This money has supported research, and funded equipment for Muscular Dystrophy patients. Thank you.
This year (2016) we have a special project. Doug needs a stair lift so that he can continue to move from floor to floor within his own home. He is still walking, but stairs are proving to be a barrier to getting up and down. A stair lift will move Doug from floor to floor, giving him back his independence. A wise man once told me – “If you remove the barrier to access, you remove the disability for that time and place”. Help us remove Doug’s Muscular Dystrophy – at least on the stairs.
The other option is to continue to donate to Muscular Dystrophy Canada – as we have across the years. MDC continues to support valuable research, and provide programs and equipment subsidies for kids like Doug. Both of these options make a real difference in the lives of kids with Muscular Dystrophy.
If you can't make it out for the ride - join us for the BBQ (by donation). This year we have LIVE music.
Please feel free to spread the word by copying this message to other riding groups. You can also find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RideForDoug, or on twitter at @RideForDoug
Photos of last year's ride can be found at: theresawiebephotography.pass.us/ridefordoug2015/
See you there!