Ride For A Dream 2013 - Toronto to St. John's, Newfoundland
Ride For A Dream is a non-profit campaign to end violence against women, consisting mainly of young men and women from post-secondary institutions, and their surrounding communities. This year we will be riding from Toronto to St. John's, Newfoundland - 3,700km in 30 days.
The problem of gender-based violence has been around for a long time, but has been getting more attention lately, both in our local community and abroad. At Ride For A Dream, we recognize that as men we have a responsibility to address this issue, and to work to end it. Our approach focuses on two key areas. First, we aim to raise awareness through our annual bike rides and other events. We had a very successful fundraising concert just two weeks ago. We also raise money for charity. Last year we worked with the White Ribbon Campaign, and this year we are fundraising for the Barbra Schlifer Clinic.
Ride For A Dream began in 2012 with a ride west from Toronto to Vancouver. This year, we will be riding east from Toronto to St. Johnís, Newfoundland. The project has come a long way since last year, and we will now be followed by a support car and documentary film crew.
Ride For A Dream 2013 begins with a launch event on Saturday, June 1st at Yonge & Dundas Square in Toronto. We will be riding out with a big group of friends and collaborators, and we welcome anyone to join us.