Ride to Conquer Cancer – Toronto
1) The Classic
Toronto to Niagara Falls: Our historic 200+ kilometre route that continues to sell out year after year.
2) The Niagara
Niagara Falls to Toronto: Kick off our classic ride route at a new Start Line and see what it’s like to cross the Finish Line in Toronto 200+ kilometres later!
3) The Toronto Turnaround
Toronto to Toronto: Start where you finish with this exciting 200+ kilometre Toronto loop that conveniently shares a start and finish line in Ontario’s dynamic urban centre.
4) The Niagara Turnaround
Niagara Falls to Niagara Falls: Start and finish your 200+ kilometre loop at Canada’s most spectacular and impressive natural wonder.
5) The Classic Plus
Toronto to Niagara Falls: The classic historic Ride route you know and love with an amped up twist. The Classic Plus route will take you on an exciting 220+ kilometres.
6) The Toronto Plus Turnaround
Toronto to Toronto: We’ve taken the brand new Toronto Turnaround route and given it some edge! The Toronto Turnaround Challenge will take your ride to that next level when you cycle 220+km over the weekend.
*All riders will camp together in Hamilton, Ontario.
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Start Date/Time June 10, 2017 @ 7:30 am
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Going back for my fourth year in a row! This event makes you feel good for so many reasons...the cause, the people, the organization and support along the route, and the events at the camp in Hamilton. Great motivation to kick off your training season. The fundraising amount puts many people off, but if you work your email list...it happens.
Inspiring and powerful event with like-minded people pushing themselves for a great cause. Lunch and snack breaks were well planned and delicious. Organization back at camp was good. Showers were warm and there was plenty of food. Would have liked to have a beer but they were out by the time I got over there. I will have to bike faster next time!
Once again an INCREDIBLE event. I can't say enough about the organization of the Ride to Conquer Cancer. The staff and volunteers are so incredibly helpful, not just on ride weekend, but during the year leading up to it with fundraising tips, training suggesstions etc. The event itself was extremely well run, food for riders every step of the way, breakfast both days, more food then you could possibly need at the numerous pit stops, and drinks as well. Not to mention FREE BEER at camp after day one and after completion of the ride. The route is lovely, and challenging at the same time. A novice rider could definitely do this ride - it's a ride NOT a race. Just take your time and you will get through it. But it's challenging enough - especially on day one to be worth while for even experienced riders. Great course, the volunteers and police officers guiding traffic and controlling intersections were lovely. My only, very small issue is that on day one the roads we had use of were reduced to one lane far to early and this caused traffic jams excessively. Constantly stopping and starting was frustrating. But after the first pit stop it opened up a bit and was much nicer the rest of the ride. A must do - great event, great cause - win win in my books! I'm signed up already for next year (my third)!
This was my first time participating in the Enbridge Ride (any ride, for that matter!). I was incredibly impressed by how well this race was organized. There was ample food all along the entire course, tons of water and gatorade, tons of volunteers at every point in the ride. Tons of beer afterwards too!(thanks Steam Whistle!) The course was marked incredibly well. There wasn't any time on the ride where I was not sure of where I was going - route markers were spaced perfectly apart. Plus all of the rest of the signage indicating steep hills, turns, train tracks etc. were excellent. The number of police and volunteer crew who monitored the intersections made it really easy to just keep riding - I loved that there were very few points where I had to stop and wait for traffic. Kudos go out to the hundreds of volunteers who made the entire event run perfectly smoothly. My only negatives...not enough massage therapists afterwards (line up so long that I gave up waiting, and disorganized with indicating which line you were supposed to stand in); and by the time I went for dinner (after waiting a really long time for my non-massage), they were out of salad, butter for my bun and dessert. Dessert!!! I would highly recommend this ride to anyone who aspires to do a biking event…both for the awesome ride/route, and more importantly, for the great cause it supports.
Great cause, great inspiration, great organization, great course. Really top class.
It is for everybody. I like fast cycling and I could do so. My wife is a casual rider and she had a blast.
We felt so safe despite the high number of bikers especially at the start
It feels great to see police officers stop the cars and let you go through a red light.
Aid station were perfectly staffed. Food and drinks were abundant
And what a great job it was to come back to Toronto. Bikes perfectly protected by AMJ Campbell and high standard coach to drive us back.
I will sign-up for next year.
This was my third time doing the ride, and I started in reverse, from Niagara Falls to Ancaster, and then back. It was another well-organized event and especially so on the route(s) with even more police at key intersections allowing us to practically go non-stop on both days, over 200 km's worth. The only minor issues.....
- Niagara Falls check-in onsite was advertised as starting at 2pm, so at 2:30 I figured I was safe, so the new 4pm check elsewhere up the street was a bummer, but not a deal killer. Nor was the lack of a large men's jersey none left here but certainly at the Toronto start), I am sure if I ask they will send me the correct size
- they seemed to never run out of wine or beer (thanks Steamwhistle), but dessert disappeared faster than you can say...what!! Cyclists need dessert more than chain grease, fyi.
- in Niagara, afterwards, there were some minor delays to the first few hundred faster cyclists like myself as the bags unloaded off buses had to be "sniffed" and cleared by an officially trained Dog - Bomb sniffer. This was no doubt a post-Boston reaction (I was in Boston myself). Good idea I suppose, but.....all the bags were brought to the buses by ourselves, that morning, and the trucks presumably did not stop along the way to pick up strangers??!! And, the entire area of tents, trucks, etc was fully open to the public, walking, running, cycling and driving by, so if this event really was a potential threat the entire area should have been secured, not just bags...
Still a 5 Banana Rating overall! Excellent Crew and Volunteer support.
Paul A Ellis
I have cycled in all 5 RTCC rides and was 1 of 409 to received the Golden Helmet. This event is still very young to others events but we have been breaking records since RTCC '08. We have gone from a record breaking premiere event of 2850 cyclist and raised $14.5 Million to just over 4800 cyclist and raised $18.1 Million bringing in over $80 Million in 5 years and to be part of history in the making, I can say that I am part of the historic event. After 5 years and over $20,000 mysel, I and my family are so proud.
I was supposed to never see this event as I was given one year max to live in the summer of 2006. And today 6 years later and 5 RTCC under my belt, I have sign up for my 6th RTCC in 2013 and will be there for our 10th in 2018. We are done to 409 cyclist and I want to keep on cycling for as long as possible and pray that the PMH will indeed Conquer Cancer in my Lifetime. This ride is as emotional as the first one in 2008 and I have meet so many amazing people from the CEO to medical staff of the PHM to so cyclist and to all the volunteers who we couldn't do the ride without them and a special thank you to the ride guide (Jennifer) for me in their year long help and advise. GOD BLESS this amazing event and everybody involve in the RIDE TO CONQUER CANCER !!!!!
Four bananas. It rained on us on Saturday. It was hot on Sunday.
I loved every bit of it, the cause and the heart of it. This was my second Ride to Conquer Cancer. This time, I rode the Toronto turnaround. It was more convenient for everyone, but I liked the romance of riding straight through to Niagara Falls better. And yes, I would recommend it to a friend.
I have done this ride now two times, the first year and the most recent. They have really stepped it up once again, Causeforce and the Princess Margaret Hospital. First class all the way, and tonnes of police marshalling us through the red lights, some of us faster cyclists were able to get a decent, strong ride in without much stopping. Despite the tough weather on day one (rain, rain, rain), it's easy to finish and get through the many hills when you are with 4800 cyclists! Lots of mountain bikes and hybrids too so if you are not a roadie rider don't let this event dissuade you, take your time and finish eventually!
Last year was my first year of road cycling. I really wanted to participate in a fundraising event and decided on the Ride to Conquer Cancer. It was an event that everyone should be part of at least once! From fundraising to training to the ride, the RCC staff were always behind you 100%. Only one issue, I found that sleeping in tents so close together, it was hard to get a good night's sleep with all the snoring (ear plugs did not help either)!