I just got home from the Ride for Heart, the annual event held by the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Luckily the rain held off, so despite the overcast skies, I think most people enjoyed the ride. I was able to complete the 50 km course in 1:47:39 or so, which was in-line with my goal that I had stated in a prevous blog entry (Anyone interested in forming a Ride for Heart group?). Thanks to Warren, who set a good pace for me (even though I know he was holding back) and also for waiting for me at the York Mills rest stop (he had beaten me there by about 10 minutes).
I hope everyone on my team had a great time (Andrew, Neil, Leon, Vince, Joe, Warren, Irene, Greg, Michael and Crystal). Also, last but not least, thanks to everyone who helped me make it to my fundraising goal of $200 (Alfie, Annie, Catherine, Elizabeth, Gabe, Kate, Laura, Lindsay, Nixon, Polly, Shawn and Tiff). I actually ended up raising $240 so once again, thank you to all of you.
I hope to do this again next year, and hopefully get even more people involved. I think the event is a lot of fun, and it helps to raise money toward a great cause that many people have been touched by. I know it's early, but if you are interested, let me know!
Heart and Stroke Foundation, Ride for Heart, Toronto, cycling