Cyclists of all ages and abilities can take part in this fun and challenging ride through the beautiful Comox Valley. Routes of varying distances ensure everyone can participate. There is a 25km, 50km and a 100km loop as well as a 6km family route that allows riders of all ages to cycle together. For little ones not yet using pedals we will be hosting a special Little Wheelers activity in the park.
The 2019 event will take place Sunday, August 18, 2019. Click the blue button below for more information, to register an individual or team, or to make a fundraising pledge for a rider.
Highlights of the ride include:
- Scenic routes of varying distances
- Fueling stations offering special treats
- Bicycle support on all routes
- Finish line celebration
- Live entertainment with DJ enhancements
- Draw prizes
- Souvenir t-shirt for early registrants
- Free YANA Ride hat for riders who raise $50+ in pledges
- Every $100 raised earns riders an entry to win two return tickets for travel to any Air Canada scheduled destination in North America.
- Discounts at Comox Bike Co. for all participants
- Pre-event activities
600 riders participated in the 2018 Simon’s Cycles YANA Ride on August 19, 2018 raising $70,000 for local children and families. Cyclists were supported by 175 volunteers. Generous sponsors ensured event expenses were covered so that all fundraising went to YANA programs. A fantastic day of cycling and community spirit! Click here for a full look at all contributors.
593 riders participated in the 2017 Simon’s Cycles YANA Ride on August 20, 2017 raising $61,000 for local children and families. Cyclists were supported by nearly 150 volunteers. 49 YANA Ride sponsors ensured event expenses were covered so that all fundraising went to YANA programs. What an amazing ride! Take a peek at our pictures from this very special day!
A total of 600 riders took part in the 2016 Simon’s Cycles YANA Ride on August 21, 2016 raising over $55,000 for local families. Participants were supported by over 150 enthusiastic volunteers. 45 business sponsors ensured event expenses were covered so that all dollars raised could go directly to local families. It was an incredible day of cycling and a wonderful example of the love that surrounds YANA. Check out the event photographs here.
A total of 525 riders took part in the 2015 Simon’s Cycles YANA Ride. Participants were supported by over 145 volunteers and the community spirit on ride day was tangible. Together, over $44,000 was raised for local families. Thank you to Boomer Jerritt for leaving us with beautiful memories of a fantastic day of cycling and community spirit! More photographs here.
A total of 405 riders took part in the 2014 Simon’s Cycles YANA Ride, raising in excess of the targeted goal for YANA. The event was supported by over 100 enthusiastic volunteers and many generous sponsors. Thank you to Dave Prothero and Lee Simmons for sharing their photography talent and leaving us with beautiful memories of a fantastic day of cycling and community spirit!
We are very excited to release our video of the 2014 Simon’s Cycles YANA Ride. Thank you, Fox & Bee, for volunteering your time and talent to create this magic!
Check out photos from our 2013 event by Dave Prothero Photography as well as snapshots taken by participants. Fox & Bee, together with Blue Bamboo Productions, produced a video that provides a glimpse of the fun we had. Take a peek.
YANA Ride cruises past fundraising goal
Why we ride for YANA: longtime participants speak about the annual fundraising ride
Air Canada sweetens pot for YANA Ride fundraisers
Comox Valley gearing up for YANA Ride
YANA Ride 2017 far exceeds fundraising expectations
You Are Not Alone (YANA) Comox Valley: One by One Story
Viponds dedicate their YANA Ride to Natasha
Register now for Simon’s Cycles YANA Ride
Join 600 cyclists to ride for YANA
Letter of thanks from YANA to the community
Record amount raised in 2015 YANA Ride
Commen-Terry: YANA is a Valley favourite
Anela and Stella to perform at YANA Ride
Simon’s Cycles YANA Ride almost sold out
YANA Ride brings together cyclists of all ages
Simon’s Cycles YANA Ride returns