Comox Bike Company YANA Ride

Comox Valley

The YANA Ride brings all ages, abilities and disciplines of riders together in one massive community-wide event raising funds to support YANA families.
Participating is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. REGISTER – Registration is 100% by tax-receiptable donation, so your registration donation and the pledges you collect all count towards your personal and team fundraising goals.
  2. RIDE & RAISE – Choose your Challenge tracking distance, time, number of trails, or number of communities you’ve ridden in, OR chart your very own course. Ride on Sunday, August 18th, or any day between August 1st to 18th collecting pledges along the way.
  3. REUNITE at the massive PARTY IN THE PARK on Sunday, August 18 from 11AM to 4PM at Comox Marina Park. Riders, families, friends, and YANA supporters far and wide are welcome!!

REGISTER 

REGISTER here with a tax-deductible donation. The donation registration and every pledge you collect in support of YANA families all count towards your fundraising goal and qualify you for incredible prizes and draws.  

Need a hand registering? Use the Step-by-Step Registration Guide.

Need more assistance? Leave a message at the YANA office at 250-871-0343 and we’ll contact you to complete your registration over the phone.

RIDE & RAISE 

Choose your Challenge tracking distance, time, number of trails, or number of communities you’ve ridden in between Aug 1st-18th!  Invite your supporters to donate/pledge by finding your personal page on RaceRoster HERE

  • Distance Challenge YANA supported 200 children and pregnant mothers last year. 
    • Gather pledges for the 200kms you ride for this challenge. 
  • Time ChallengeYANA helped families with 400 medical trips last year. 
    • Gather pledges for the 400 minutes you ride for this challenge. 
  • Trail ChallengeYANA helps children tackle the toughest terrain of their medical journey. 
    • Gather pledges as you ride 3 off-road trails for this challenge. 
  • Communities Challenge –  YANA helps families from every Comox Valley community. 
    • Gather pledges as you ride in 3 communities for this challenge.
  • OR Chart Your Own Course gathering pledges as you ride between Aug 1st-18th. Consider becoming a YANA Ambassador Rider to help promote YANA’s fundraising efforts by sharing your adventures.

Remember, the more you raise, the more sponsor-donated prizes you earn!  Even more importantly, every dollar pledged and donated goes directly back into YANA’s funding and accommodation programs, supporting families needing to travel for medical treatment for a child or pregnant mother. 

REUNITE AT THE PARTY IN THE PARK

No matter which challenge or chart-your-own-course ride(s) you completed, reunite at the massive PARTY IN THE PARK on Sunday, August 18 from 11AM to 4PM at Comox Marina Park. 

Riders, families, friends, and YANA supporters far and wide are welcome!!

Riders should arrive at Comox Marina Park on Sunday, August 18th between 11am-2pm.  Activities and entertainment will continue until 4pm!

Join us August 18th at Comox Marina Park for:

  • Finish line and congratulation stations
  • Sponsor donated prizes for every fundraising rider and the official 2024 Comox Bike Co. YANA Ride t-shirt for the top 200 fundraisers courtesy of Quantum Dental Group
  • Beer garden
  • Live music and entertainment
  • Activities for kids, and kids at heart
  • 50/50 raffle, Golf Ball Drop, giveaways and draws
  • Silent Auction loaded with bike gear and accessories
  • Your favourite Marina Park food trucks and seaside snacks
  • …..and MORE!

DRAWS, ONLINE STORE SILENT AUCTION!

Massive 50/50, Golf Ball Drop, and Raffle Draw – Purchase your 50/50 tickets for a chance to win half the huge jackpot. Grab a Golf Ball Drop ticket for your shot at $5000 in cash prizes!

Shop the Online Store – Deck yourself out in Comox Bike Co. YANA Ride swag, and stand out on the streets and trails! The online store will be open June 1st through to August 13th for you to purchase your hats, t-shirts, socks and mugs. 

Items will also be available at Comox Marina Park on Sunday August 18th between 11am – 4pm. 

Online Silent Auction – Get your hands on some amazing items donated by the Comox Bike Co and their generous suppliers and supporters. From bike gear and accessories, to gift cards and more, there’s sure to be something for you or a rider in your life.

WHY SHOULD YOU RIDE? 

Every dollar raised goes straight to helping a local family receive YANA support while travelling for medical care for a child or pregnant mother.  This event is our second largest fundraiser which last year brought in $112,000, covering a significant portion of the cost of running YANA’s funding and accommodation each year. 

YANA supports around 200 children with over 400 medical trips each year, providing over $300,000 in travel funding and accommodation support last year alone. Your donation at registration and the pledges and money you raise, allow us to continue to say yes to families and be there when they need it most. 

  • $50 = 1 night stay at a YANA apartment in Vancouver near BC Children’s Hospital
  • $100 = 4 nights stay at Jeneece Place, Victoria
  • $200 = YANA envelope of cash for a family’s emergency hospital transfer
  • $500 = 3 nights Nanaimo hotel accommodation
  • $1350 = 1 month medical travel expense funding

VOLUNTEER

HELP NEEDED!  As with all great events, the Comox Bike Company YANA Ride is made spectacular by the participants and the enthusiastic, talented and dedicated volunteers who help us plan and execute this large-scale fundraiser. YANA is incredibly grateful for the volunteer spirit surrounding this event!

To volunteer for the 2024 Comox Bike Co YANA Ride, sign up HERE today!  Our volunteer coordinator Tania will contact you to get started. You can also contact her directly with any questions at tania@yanacomoxvalley.com.

THANK YOU SPONSORS!

Thank you to the peloton of generous sponsors for making this event possible!

To become an event sponsor, please see the 2024 Comox Bike Co YANA Ride Sponsorship Opportunities or contact Kelly Barnie at 250-871-0343.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOOKING BACK

2023

57 volunteers and 56 sponsors & prize donors laid the groundwork for 248 dedicated riders to chart-their-own-course in the 2023 Comox Bike Co. YANA Ride fundraiser. Thousands of supporters made a pledge towards their efforts, bought draw tickets and gear, bid on auction items or had a blast at the Party in the Park. No two people helped in exactly the same way, but the impact of SO many people doing what they personally could was exponential. Friends, together we raised ONE HUNDRED TWELVE THOUSAND record-breaking dollars for YANA families! $112,000!!!! Thank you to everyone who helped in whatever way that you could so that we’re able to keep helping families the way that we can!

2022

What an honour and privilege it was to reunite together again for YANA families! 2022 was all about transitioning gracefully and coming back stronger than ever. What a comeback it was!

315 riders and the friends, family, donors, and volunteers who cheered and supported them every pedal of the way raised the grandest grand total yet – $86,500!!  Thanks to our incredibly generous sponsors, 100% of the event costs were covered, so every single dollar raised was used directly to help Comox Valley families with children or pregnant moms needing medical care away from home. Massive thank you to everyone who came together to make it all possible.  Absolutely amazing!!

2021

Through a summer like no other, even in the midst of holidays, beach days, long-anticipated road trips and travel, this incredible community still showed up. You ‘Everested, you climbed, you cruised (some of you crashed), but no matter how you showed your support, you found a way to make it your own and celebrate YANA any way that you could. 

To the 300+riders, the donors, sponsors & volunteers, and to the giant-hearted YANA supporters from across the Comox Valley and beyond, to say ‘thank you’ is hardly enough for the $77,000 that, together, we raised for families in our community. You truly showed every YANA child that even through the darkest of days, they are not alone. 

2020

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.

2019

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.

2018

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.

2017

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!

2016

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.

2015

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.

 2014

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!

2013

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.

News Archive

2021
Registration for 2021 Comox Bike Co. YANA Ride opens June 1
2021 Comox Bike Co YANA Ride aims for $100,000 target
Virtual format allows participation in YANA Ride from anywhere
Comox Valley investment advisors teaming up for YANA fund-matching initiative
Re-imagined Comox Bike Co. YANA Ride offers flexibility
Usher family participates in Comox Bike Co. YANA Ride as a way of saying ‘thanks

2020
2020 Comox Bike Co. YANA Ride supports the charity and local businesses
Ride WHAT you want for 2020 YANA Ride
RBC Dominion Securities doubling YANA Ride dollars

Chart your own course for 2020 YANA Ride
2020 YANA Ride ‘reinvented’ to conform with COVID-19 guidelines

2019
YANA Ride in Comox raises thousands for families with medical needs
You don’t have to ride to support the Comox Bike Co. YANA Ride
Anonymous donor to match all pledges made to YANA Ride participants for next two weeks
YANA Ride Set to Roll in Comox

2018
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

2017
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

2016
Simon’s Cycles YANA Ride a huge success
Coffee with Marcie Dumais
YANA Ride deadline looms
Plans in the work for the YANA Ride
Volunteers – the roots of strong communities

2015
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

2014
400 Cyclists Hit The Road in the Comox Valley to Help Families
YANA Ride Exceeds Target
Community Riding For YANA on Sunday
Feel Good, Do Good, Look Good
YANA Ride Goes August 17

2013
Cycling Fast-Fast for Tori on Sunday
Fun Ride Raises Money for YANA
YANA Ride Goes August 18