On Saturday, June 13th, 2020, the Royal Canadian Navy is hosting the 4th annual Navy Bike Ride. Over the first three years, the Bike Ride has had over 4500 participants, raising nearly $20,000. A portion of the proceeds from the event goes to Support Our Troops.
This year, the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) is honouring the 75th anniversary of the end of the Battle of the Atlantic. The Battle of the Atlantic was the longest battle of the Second World War, fought at sea from 1939 to 1945, for control of the North Atlantic Ocean. Throughout the battle, naval and air forces fought more than 100 convoy battles against the German and Italian navies.
The Navy Bike Ride Twitter page is encouraging families to participate through sharing quotes of those who have benefited from cycling.
Leading Seaman (ret’d) Ron Cleroux found a renewed passion for cycling after dealing with career-ending injuries.
“Cycling clears my mind. I’m completely happy after every ride. It also helps me set goals for myself & keeps me motivated,” reads the tweet.
Presented by BMO, the Canadian Defence Banking Community (CDBC), the annual bike ride is a family-friendly event encouraging participants to get active for a cause that supports Canada’s military families. The non-competitive ride takes cyclists on a closed circuit around Ottawa, with a challenging route being available for long-distance riders. Bike trailers, child seats, and trailer cycles will be welcome so that every family member can take part.
Online registrations will be open until noon on Friday, June 12. Learn more on how to register here.