Ride for Sanity gears up in Greater Vernon – Vernon Morning Star


Ride Don’t Hide Vernon is back and ready to rock for sanity!

The event at Creekside Park in Coldstream on Sunday, June 12 aims to raise awareness and help break the stigma around mental health while raising vital funds to support the programs and services of the Canadian Mental Health Association in Vernon.

“Ride Don’t Hide is a welcoming and inclusive community event that brings together friends, families and members of the local community. The event encourages people to move more, stress less and cope better,” said Lenai Schmidt, Manager of Wellness and Rehabilitation Programs at ACSM Vernon.

The community event is a ride, not a race, with routes designed for riders and walkers of all ages and abilities – from novice to advanced. No matter the distance, you’ll travel a supported route from start to finish with water stations provided by The Phoenix Steakhouse and Bar to fuel the journey, fans to cheer you on, and a fun day out for a good cause!

Tim Hortons, Mr. Mikes Steakhouse Casual and Aloha Okanagan will provide treats while The Hot Room @Studio be will provide warm-up and cool-down activities. Clearwater Physical Therapy will also be available to help runners with pain before or after their ride.

Okanagan Science Center offers fun activities for families and Olympia Cycle & Ski will be on hand to help you tune your bikes. Neuron Mobility will also be on hand to present its new electric bikes that travel around the city.

“For those who need help with their mental health, CMHA is often the first point of contact. Asking for help can often feel overwhelming. said Schmidt.

To join or learn more, visit; https://cmha.donordrive.com/event/vernonbc.

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