Ride For Karen

Started in 2002, the Ride For Karen is a yearly cycling event that is held as a tribute to the life and legacy of Karen Tobias and to raise money for charities that help people living with cancer, and those who care for them. In the last ten years the Ride for Karen has raised over $1,640,000, which was used to help build and furnish new cancer care facilities, provide much needed resources for cancer support centres and send kids with cancer to camp.


As a cancer patient, Karen knew first hand that hospitals were not a very positive environment in which to spend a lot of time. Karen wanted to make a difference and was dedicated to improving the quality of life of cancer patients with one goal in mind, Improving Hope, which she felt was a critical component of cancer care. We as a family have created the Ride For Karen to continue her work in an effort to harness the positive power of hope.


All the monies raised from the 2012 Ride for Karen will be used to send kids with cancer to camp. This year’s ride will feature four events, a 160km course for advanced riders, a 100km course for intermediate riders, a 25km course for recreational cyclists, and a Kids Fun Ride for children 2-12 years old.

Ride For Karen

Event Details

Location St. Joan of Arc High School


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Race Details

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Discipline Cycling
Start Date/Time September 7, 2014 @ 1:00 pm
End Date/Time N/A
Address Maple
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John Coffee
September 4th, 2012 2:45 pm


Fantastic ride, well organized and of course

June 5th, 2012 5:29 pm

Fantastic century ride! Really, really well organized with excellent support (good food, police support, BBQ, prizes, good web site for fundraising). Great route. Super fast (for those who enjoy helping a good cause and seeing how fast they can ride 160k, this is the event for you)-- but there are a bunch of groups to ride with at varying speeds if that isn't your thing. Plus, there are shorter distances (100km, 25km) and a really fun kids ride too. All for a great cause.

June 4th, 2012 7:10 pm

This is the best, repeat, best organized charity ride...

11 years strong and it gets better every year. BBQ, police escort, lunch stop, draw prizes, you name it along with great routes..

If you are going to do a ride to support the cause.. make it this one..

See you in September... on the RFK..

Peter D
June 4th, 2012 4:41 pm

Great cycling event! Epic ride if you want to do the full 160km version....super cause, well organized, combo of fast, pro-like riders and new people. Get trained and sign up!

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