The seventh annual Ride for Clean Energy took place on August 10th, following the same route adopted in 2017. This year’s ride featured 51 riders, including three teams, as a part of the newly introduced ‘Team Challenge’. Just like in 2018, in addition to the participants riding on the iconic course through Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Langley and Fort Langley, the Ride for Clean Energy boasted one additional participant riding remotely; taking on a 200 km journey starting in Cambridge and ending in Brighton (United Kingdom).The Ride is set as the Foundation’s primary annual fundraiser and once again proved itself as just that by raising over $21,600, breaking the $20k mark for the fourth consecutive year.
Like 2018, the Ride for Clean Energy boasted three title sponsors: Patrick O’Brien RBC Dominion Securities, Trek Bicycles Maple Ridge and Wilson M. Beck (WMB) Insurance Group. WMB also put forward a team for the ‘Team Challenge’, topping the other two teams (UBC Chemical & Biological Engineering and Team McLewis) in the fundraising competition with over $2,100 raised.
The Foundation would like to thank everyone who participated in this year’s ride, as well as all the volunteers who made the event possible. We would also like to extend endless gratitude to the 2019 Ride for Clean Energy title sponsors. Other gracious sponsors include CM Graphic Designs, Emily Pledge Photography, Kintec Footwear and Orthotics, Sperling Vineyards, Rain City Riders and all those who donated prizes for the raffles and after-party. Lastly, the Foundation would like to thank all those who donated to riders and the Foundation in this year’s ride; without your generous support, the continued success of the Foundation would not be possible. Stay tuned for 2020 Ride for Clean Energy information, as planning will be underway soon!