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May 02

10 yr. Anniversary – It’s going to be Special!

By Matt Williams | News

This year, in celebration of the 10 year anniversary of Evan’s Ride, we have some very special things lined up for all who come out on June 9th. Here are a few things to look forward to!

  • 10 yr commemorative t-shirts for every registered rider
  • Special t-shirts for riders that have been with us since the very 1st ride
  • 10 yr commemorative plaques for sponsors and riders who have been with us since the very 1st ride
  • A video is being shot of the 10 yr anniversary ride so start shining up those bikes and helmets and bring your best smile
  • Cake will be served along with lunch

We want this to be our best year yet so we have been working hard at wrangling a lot of prizes in addition to the bikes we give every year to the top pledge earners. In fact this year there are so many prizes we are holding a penny raffle.  Here are some of the awesome things you could get if you participate this year.

  • Niagara River Lions (Basketball): 2 tickets to home game next season
  • Bird Kingdom: 4 admission tickets
  • Marineland: 2 admission tickets
  • The Crux Escape Rooms: Escape Room experience (1 hour) for 4 – usable at any of their locations including St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, Brantford and 2 Hamilton locations
  • Safari Niagara: 2 adult & 2 kids admission tickets
  • Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres: Signed player pictures, signed yearbook
  • Niagara Ice Dogs: Signed hockey stick and 4 tickets to home game in October or November
  • BATL Niagara: 2x Coupon good for 1 hour of walk-in axe throwing (each couple os good for 2 people)
  • SRH Health Foods and Wellness Centre: Gift Certificate for 1/2 hr clinical Reflexology or Iridology Consultation and one hour nutritional or 30 minutes live blood analysis consultation
  • Niagara College Teaching Winery and Brewery: Wine & beer tour and tasting for 10
  • Rockway Vineyards: Wine tour and tasting for 10
  • Legends Estate Winery: Group tour and tasting
  • Zacada Circus School: Prize TBD

We hope to see you all out on Saturday, June 9th but you need to register and start collecting pledges and you can do that here!

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Apr 11

Did you Know?

By Matt Williams | News

We decided to throw together a few tidbits of history from the first inaugural Evan’s Ride for Autism on Sunday, May 17th, 2009.

  • About 40 cyclists participated
  • The ride began at the Smithville Leisureplex. It now starts and finishes at Sheldrick Transport
  • Evan was 13 yrs old. He is now 22 yrs old!
  • The ride was 20 km. It is now 11 km with the option of doing the route twice for a 22 km ride through the back roads of Smithville with escort.
  • $8,900 was raised to go towards programming and services for Niagara families dealing with autism.
  • Over the 9 yrs, Evan’s Ride has raised $130,000 to support families living with Autism!
  • There was a video made of the first Evan’s Ride. There are riders that have been riding every year with Evan and will be out again for this special 10th anniversary!

Think about riding with Evan for the 10th annual Evan’s Ride for Autism on June 9th, 2018 and click to register today!