The 2022 Comox Bike Co. YANA Ride is rolling into action as we prepare for our most epic year yet! This year’s hybrid event brings together the best of both our in-person and virtual events. The sky’s the limit for ways to participate in this chart-your-own-course ride, which will wrap up with a community celebration at the Comox Marina Park where supporters, riders and families can join with others who are proud of the work this community does to support YANA!
CHART YOUR OWN RIDE, PARTY IN THE PARK!
WHEN: Teams and individuals will be out in full force on their own charted course, Sunday, August 21st. Rider are encouraged to end their route and arrive at the Marina park between 11am-2pm for the Party in the Park, with activities and entertainment continuing on until 4pm for friends, family, and the community.
Can’t make it on the 21st? Raise pledges and ride anytime between August 1-21st, and join in whatever way you can!
Ride WHERE you like, WHAT you like, and HOWEVER it suits you to show your support for YANA!
- What: Ride whatever you like, if it’s powered by you and it has wheels, it’s a fit for this ride! Gravel bikes, road bikes, mountain bikes, even training-wheels and trikes, are welcome to participate in this event.
- How: Challenge yourself or set a goal and raise pledges while you do! Whether it’s a team challenge, a climb the height of a mountain challenge, or a ride-a-little-bit-every-day challenge, do what motivates and inspires you to ride for YANA families.
- Where: Hit the trails, cycle the city streets, or ride laps around the neighbourhood, chart the route that works for you, just make sure to join us at the finish line on August 21st!
PARTY IN THE PARK
We are eager to join together as a community for a long awaited in-person celebration, wrapping up the YANA Ride with a Party in the Park that you won’t want to miss! Join us at the Comox Marina Park for:
- Finish line and congratulation station to be recognized for your riding efforts
- Beer garden
- Music and entertainment
- Kids activities
- 50/50 raffle, giveaways and draws
- Sponsor donated prizes for every fundraising rider and the official 2022 Comox Bike Co. YANA Ride t-shirt for the top 300 riders.
- Your favourite Marina Park food trucks and seaside snacks
- …..and more!
Registration opens June 1st and is entirely by donation.
Your registration counts toward your fundraising total and qualifies you for the 2022 Ride t-shirt and some incredible prizes, and draws. 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.
REGISTRATION is online here only, check back June 1st for the link to register!
ONLINE STORE, DRAWS AND MORE!
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 15th for you to purchase your hats, t-shirts, bells, water bottles and more.
Massive 50/50 Draw – 50/50 tickets are available for purchase June 1, 2022. Purchase your tickets and support YANA for a chance to win a jackpot of up to $50,000!
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.
RAISE DOLLARS: WIN PRIZES!
Riders are encouraged to collect donations or pledges per kilometer, minute or whatever challenge or goal you choose for yourself or your team.
The total of your registration donation and all the donations/pledges you receive qualifies you for hundreds of incredible prizes. Everyone who fundraises is GUARANTEED a prize, and the top 300 fundraisers also receive a coveted original YANA Ride 2022 t-shirt.
Your supporters can donate/pledge directly to your personal page on RaceRoster once you register or you can download a YANA Pledge Form HERE.
WHY Should YOu RIDE?
Every dollar raised goes straight to helping a local family receiving YANA support while travelling for the medical care for a child or pregnant mother. This event is our second largest fundraiser which last year brought in $77,000, covering a significant portion of the cost to run YANA’s funding and accommodation each year.
YANA supports an average of 165 families and 450 medical trips each year, providing almost $265,000 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 = 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
HELP NEEDED! The exciting return of in-person events brings a huge increased need for enthusiastic, talented and dedicated volunteers who can help us plan and execute our large-scale fundraisers.
Can you help? To volunteer for the 2022 Comox Bike Co YANA Ride, please complete our quick online volunteer form HERE. Our volunteer coordinator will reach out to you from there.
Check back June 1st for registration, and we’ll see you on the streets and trails!
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.
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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