Bikes Will Keep Us Together…One pedal at a time
The 2021 Ride Comox Bike Co. YANA Ride is gearing up for another exciting, safe, and socially distanced event, with a fully flexible format that allows for riders to plan a route and ride of their own.
This year’s ride is a chance to show how bikes really will keep us together, as we see our way through to the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic. Riders are encouraged to pull together friends, family, or colleagues, to get creative, and to chart a course that means something special, all for a cause that makes a difference in the lives of so many Comox Valley families.
Chart Your Own Course
- Ride WHEN you like- Any time between August 1-15, 2021.
- Early morning, late in the day, ride one day, or ride many days….the choice is yours!
- Ride WHERE you like- Choose your own personal route distance, location, and pace.
- 1km or 1000kms; road, trail, track, or living room; speed of light or a snail’s pace…the choice is yours!
- Ride WHAT you like- If it has wheels and is powered by YOU, it’s perfect for this ride.
- Road bike, mountain bike, gravel bike, e-bike, trike, unicycle….the choice is yours!
SAFETY FIRST– Ride safely observing current health guidelines and all rules of the road/trails.
Registration is entirely by donation.
Whether you are in the position to give a little or to give a lot- Show your love for biking and for YANA families in our community, and join the team! Every dollar donated is used to provide support for families needing to travel for medical treatment for a child or pregnant mother.
For 2021, your ENTIRE registration is a charitable donation. Tax receipts will be issued via the RaceRoster registration system.
REGISTRATION begins online here only on June 1, 2021.
New for 2021!
Online store – Comox Bike Co YANA Ride swag is available to purchase at registration and through to August 15th. Hats, T’s, socks, waterbottles and more!
Massive 50/50 Draw – Tickets will be available here online starting June 1, 2021. A jackpot of up to $50,000 will be won by one lucky YANA supporter!
Online Charity Auction– This silent auction will run from August 1-15th. It’s your chance to score some great bike gear, accessories and other fantastic items donated by the Comox Bike Co and their generous suppliers and supporters. Bid early, bid often, bid big!
Fundraising Prizes = WIN – WIN – WIN!
ALL riders are encouraged to collect donations to support your efforts or pledges per km or per minute towards the goal you set for yourself or your team.
The combined total of your registration donation and all the donations/pledges you receive qualify you for hundreds of fantastic prizes. Your supporters can donate/pledge directly to your personal page on RaceRoster once you register or you can download a YANA Pledge Form HERE.
WIN for YOU – The dollars you donate and raise earn you fabulous gift cards and prizes from local businesses. Eating, shopping, staying and playing – Imagine the fun you’ll have!! Everyone who fundraises is GUARANTEED a prize and top fundraisers also receive a coveted original YANA Ride 2021 t-shirt courtesy of Dr. Andreas Conradi!
WIN for the LOCAL ECONOMY – Our peloton of generous sponsors, led by Dr. Andreas Conradi, have provided donations that will be used to purchase gift cards and prizes from local businesses hit hard by the pandemic. Every prize helps support the economy as we move forward.
WIN FOR YANA – Every dollar goes straight to helping a local family receiving YANA support while travelling for medical treatment for a child or pregnant mother. This event is our second-largest annual fundraiser. The event raised over $110,000 in 2020, which was enough to cover the travel expense funding that YANA provided to families the preceding year.
YANA supports between 400-500+ medical trips each year, providing an average of $120,000+ in annual accommodation and travel funding to local families. Your registration donation and your supporters’ pledges allow YANA to help families when they need it most.
$50 = 1 night stay at a YANA apartment in Vancouver near BC Children’s Hospital
$100 = 1 night stay near Nanaimo Hospital
$200 = YANA envelope of cash for family’s emergency hospital transfer
$400 = 2 weeks stay at Jeneece Place in Victoria
$1000 = 1 month travel expense funding for a family away from home
Watch for more details coming soon about prizes for top individual fundraiser, top team fundraiser, and a ton of other awesome incentives!
REGISTRATION opens June 1, 2021
Thank you sponsors!
To join the peloton of 2021 event sponsors, led by Dr. Andreas Conradi, please contact YANA Executive Director, Kelly Barnie at 250-871-0343, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amidst the COVID-19 global pandemic, 424 Riders registered by donation for the first-ever socially distanced, “virtual” Comox Bike Co YANA Ride.
An incredible $110,000 was raised for YANA families by these mighty riders and the sponsors, donors, and volunteers who supported them. Make no mistake, when our community comes together like this in such a huge way, under such troubling circumstances, we are showing our youngest, most treasured people, and everyone who loves them, that we care. That we show up. That we will forever promise them – You Are Not Alone.
600 riders participated in the 2019 Comox Bike Company YANA Ride on August 18th 2019, raising a record-breaking $80,000 for Comox Valley families with children or pregnant mothers who need care away from home. The event was supported by 180 amazing volunteers and countless generous donors. 54 CBC Bike Co. YANA Ride sponsors ensured event expenses were covered so all fundraising went directly to YANA programs. So much love and community spirit packed into a fun day of cycling -a huge thank you to everyone for all your support!! Check out our event photos here for some awesome memories.
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.
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