G2G Fall Colours Ride for Hospi­tal and Hos­pice

The Goderich Signal-Star - - Opinion -

The blast of cold weather, and even a lit­tle snow, wasn’t enough to stop a group of ded­i­cated rid­ers sup­port­ing the 2nd An­nual G2G Fall Colours Fundrais­ing Ride for Hospi­tal and Hos­pice on Sun­day Oc­to­ber 22.

Twenty rid­ers par­tic­i­pated in the ride along the Goderich to Guelph Rail Trail and raised funds for the AMGH Hospi­tal Foun­da­tion and the Huron Res­i­den­tial Hos­pice.

Rid­ers gath­ered at the Beach Street Sta­tion start­ing at 9:00am to checkin and have cof­fee and cook­ies pro­vided by the Beach Street Sta­tion.

The 28km ride took rid­ers over the High­way 21 over­pass to McGaw Sta­tion and fur­ther to the Mait­land River at Auburn. Fol­low­ing the ride, par­tic­i­pants and vol­un­teers en­joyed lunch at the River Run Restau­rant at the Mait­land Coun­try Club.

Dr. Mike Daw­son, who or­ga­nized the event, thanked all of the par­tic­i­pants, vol­un­teers, part­ners, and spon­sors who all helped to make the event a suc­cess.

Brav­ing the el­e­ments and en­joy­ing the beau­ti­ful fall colours and the trail was just one part of the event.

Ul­ti­mately, the goal of the event was to raise funds for cer­tain lo­cal causes. The par­tic­i­pants were ac­tive in their fundrais­ing ef­forts and to­gether raised over $5,500. The AMGH Foun­da­tion and the Huron Res­i­den­tial Hos­pice will re­ceive 80% of the funds raised. The re­main­ing 20% will be used for fur­ther de­vel­op­ment of the trail.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to top fundraiser Kent Gillin who raised nearly $1,600!!! Kent re­ceived a G2G Fall Colours Ride mug, do­nated by ‘N Sew On.

This year’s youngest rider also re­ceived a mug, as did 10 other lucky par­tic­i­pants whose names were drawn. Three lucky par­tic­i­pants re­ceived a G2G Fall Colours Ride jer­sey, com­pli­ments of 360 Bikes ‘N Boards, by ran­dom draw. Af­ter an­other suc­cess­ful event, or­ga­niz­ers are def­i­nitely an­tic­i­pat­ing do­ing it again next year. Mark your cal­en­dars for 2019.

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