Evan’s Ride for Autism is a family-friendly road cycling event to raise funds in support of individuals and families living with autism spectrum disorder in the Niagara Region.

Register to ride, collect pledges for a great cause and come out and cycle a traffic-controlled 11 km route through the scenic farmlands of West Lincoln. After the Ride, stay for a complimentary lunch, prizes and family-oriented activities.

Evan’s Ride for Autism began in 2009 when Len Sheldrake experienced the joy of watching his 12 year-old son, Evan, master riding a bicycle – something doctors had told him Evan would never do. To celebrate the support, determination and love behind this accomplishment, Len envisioned Evan’s Ride to raise funds for autism awareness and support. To date, Evan’s Ride has raised over $130,000 to support individuals and families affected by autism in the Niagara Region.
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Autism is a complex neurological disorder which poses significant, life-long challenges in the daily lives of individuals affected and their families. Evan is one of a large number of people with autism. The Center for Disease Control currently estimates 1 in every 68 children have an autism spectrum disorder. Autism lives in every neighbourhood. People affected by autism are your friends, your family and your neighbours.

“I have ridden in Evan’s Ride since its inception in 2009. Having been an educator for 31 years, I have witnessed the growth of autism, not only in the classroom but in our communities as well. Evan’s Ride brings people together to ride for a cause that effects so many lives.”

- Evan's Ride Rider