Thank you 2023 YANA riders and supporters! Countdown to the 2024 event has begun!
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!
Mark your calendars and get those creative juices flowing for your 2024 YANA Ride. We can’t wait to join together again at the Party in the Park on Sunday, August 18, 2024!
Enjoy the 2023 event memories in the video and photo gallery below:
THANK YOU SPONSORS!
Please check out, visit, like, share, cheer, and support our incredibly generous peloton of sponsors, led by Quantum Dental Group. These community leaders make it all possible, and we are extremely grateful for their support!
To sponsor the 2024 event, please contact YANA Community Relations Coordinator, Shormila Bakshi at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-871-0343.
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!!
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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