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2009 Toronto Becel Ride for Heart
It appears that the safety nannies have taken over the Becel Ride for Heart.
Helmets are now mandatory if you wish to participate.
I for one, will no longer be taking part. My wife and myself have done this several times in the past and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Alas, no more. We don't even own a single helmet between the two of us!
I'm willing to bet that attendance will be down this year. What a shame.
From the Ride for Heart FAQ's:
"Why do I have to wear a bike helmet?"
"The safety of all Becel Heart&Stroke Ride for Heart participants is of paramount importance to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Our goal is to ensure all participants enjoy a spectacular, safe and memorable event experience. As our participant numbers increase, so must our efforts to ensure their safety. We therefore kindly ask that you please do your part in helping us to make our goal a reality by adhering to our new mandatory helmet policy."