“Tour the Hills” is a cycling event to raise much-needed funds for Cancer Assistance Services of Halton Hills (CAShh). This one-day event takes participants through the picturesque countryside of Halton Hills and is designed to get the community involved in a way that’s enjoyable, challenging, safe and beneficial to everyone involved.
There are three cycling routes available to choose from; 20km, 50km and 75km. The ride will start and finish at the Trafalgar Sports Park in Georgetown. Aid stations will be set up along the routes to provide refreshments and healthy snacks along with first aid and roving bicycle repair services. Safety of the participants is paramount, so we will provide route marshals, ‘sweep’ vehicles and first aid services along the route to ensure participants safety. After the ride, participants are invited to stay at the park and enjoy a BBQ lunch and entertainment. We want this to be a memorable and pleasant experience for everyone.
This year, to mark the 5th anniversary of Tour the Hills, Superior Glove in Acton will be holding a Family Fun area with a 9 hole mini putt and other great family activities. Admission to this area is a minimum $10 donation per family which also includes 1 BBQ dinner coupon. Additional BBQ tickets are available for a $5 per person donation. All of the proceeds will go directly to Cancer Assistance Services.
We are encouraging riders to invite their families to enjoy the post event activities and be there to cheer in the riders as they return to the sports park. Bring your cowbells or other noise makers!
Please note: Minimum rider age is 14 years. No children in carriers or trailers please.
NEW: Training Rides with ‘Bike It’!
This year we are pleased to announce that we are working with ‘Bike It Working Group’ to help you get ready for your big ride. The Bike It Working Group is hosting a series of group rides for novice and intermediate cyclists to help improve fitness and confidence.
This volunteer-led series starts with a short in-town route and builds to a 15 km rural route featuring hillier terrain. There is no fee for these rides but participants are asked to register their intent to join each of the rides by email firstname.lastname@example.org. Cyclists must wear a helmet to participate and must be at least 14 years of age to join the ride. For more information about Bike It and the training rides, go to Cycling Programs – Town of Halton Hills (esolg.ca) .
Ride 1: Dust off your Bike – Tuesday, July 11, 6:30 p.m.
Meetup location: The Old Seed House Garden parking lot (153 Maple Avenue, Georgetown). This 8 km ride is for novice cyclists and includes modest hills.
Ride 2: Acton and Leathertown Festival – Sunday, August 13, 10:30 a.m.
Meetup location: The Acton GO Station. This 15 km ride will go out of town to experience some hills. Learn how to use gears to facilitate hill climbing and after the ride, enjoy entertainment and food at the annual Leathertown Festival.
Ride 3: In-town Ride the Hills – Saturday, August 26, 9 a.m.
Meetup location: Cedarvale parking lot (181 Main Street S., Georgetown). This 16 km ride has some in-town hills and extends the duration.
Ride 4: Out of Town – Saturday, September 9, 9 a.m.
Meetup location: Cedarvale parking lot (181 Main Street S., Georgetown). This 15 km route will build capacity to ride further on hilly terrain.
Registration Options & Pricing
Early Bird Discount: Starts May 1 through to May 31st. The 75km saves $25 off of the registration fee, 50km saves $15 off of the registration fee and the 20km saves 50% off of the registration fee. Don’t miss out – register today!
The first 50 registrants will receive a complimentary ‘Tour the Hills’ gift provided on the day of the event.
Each rider is required to pay the registration fee in order to participate. Riders will have the option to pay the minimum donation fee of $100 as part of their registration or opt to raise the $100 separately.
|75 km||$75 registration fee + $100 min donation (early bird registration $50)|
|50 km||$50 registration fee + $100 min donation (early bird registration $35)|
|20 km||$25 registration fee + $100 min donation (early bird registration $12.50)|
Minimum donations can be easily raised by setting up a Personal Fundraising Page after you register, which allows your family and friends to donate to your ride, on line. An email with the link to set this page up will be sent to you with your registration confirmation.
Registered participants have the option of increasing their fundraising beyond the minimum required and setting personal fundraising goals. As a way of motivating and encouraging this, we have set up a rewards/recognition program with 4 levels;
BRONZE RIDER: Registered riders who fundraise $300 or more will be entered into the “Bronze” prize draw.
SILVER RIDER: Registered riders who fundraise $400 or more will be entered into the “Silver” prize draw and receive a ‘Giro’ cycling helmet.
GOLD RIDER: Registered riders who fundraise $800 or more will be entered into the “Gold” prize draw, receive a ‘Tour the Hills’ jersey (a $100 value) in addition to a GIRO cycling helmet and have his/ her name included on the “Gold Rider Honors Board”.
PLATINUM RIDER: The registered rider with the MOST funds raised will be entered into the “Gold” prize draw, a GIRO helmet and ‘Tour the Hills’ jersey, receive special mention at the closing ceremonies and one free registration for the following year’s ride.
All departures from the Trafalgar Sports Park will be in the morning. Exact departure times for the different routes will be posted soon.
Registrants will be notified by email once the times have been determined.
Here’s what is included when you register:
- Refreshment and First Aid Stations
- Police Services
- Roving Bike Repair
- Sweep Vehicles
- Swag Bag
- Post ride BBQ lunch and entertainment
About Cancer Assistance Services of Halton Hills (CAShh)
In 2000, Cancer Assistance Services of Halton Hills (CAShh) was founded with an idea and a donation of $200.00. Seeing the need within Halton Hills of a cancer charity, CAShh took up the challenge of providing practical services to the residents of Halton Hills.
CAShh delivers free community-based practical care and wellness programmes to help those coping with a cancer diagnosis and treatment. From transportation to and from Doctor and hospital appointments to hats and wigs, Reiki and practical home services are just a few of the important services we provide to patients and their families.
Cancer Assistance Services of Halton Hills is NOT associated with any cancer organization, nor do we receive any government grants to fund our services. Our services are funded locally from donations, fundraising events and the generous volunteers in the community. Our mandate is to help those touched with cancer. The need for quality services in Halton Hills continues to grow as an increasing number of men, women and children face a cancer diagnosis. The financial support of our community ensures that patients will continue to receive the unique care services we offer.
The majority of the donations received at CAShh go directly to our patient programmes with only a small amount used for fundraising, administration and overhead expenses. Through the generosity of the Summer’s family, we have a wonderful office facility to conduct our business activities conveniently located within the Mountainview Terrace in Glen Williams.
If cycling isn’t your thing but you would still like to make a donation, please donate.
Thank you for helping us help those coping with cancer in our community.
For more information about CAShh and our services, please go to our web site at www.cancerasssistance.org
‘Tour the Hills’ is proud to be a Sustainability Ambassador for the Town of Halton Hills (Office of Sustainability). For more information regarding the Community Sustainability Strategy, please go to https://www.haltonhills.ca/sustainability/plansAndStrategies.php