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‘Velocity’ Returns: CCS Announces a Hybrid Fundraising Ride for Seniors in Need

Submitted to Just Sayin' Caledon

Caledon Community Services (CCS), a leading non-profit organization in Caledon supporting people of every age with basic needs and beyond, is gearing up for its fourth annual Velocity Ride for seniors in need. This fun and unique fundraising and community building event attracts families and experienced cyclists from around the province to enjoy the beautiful trails, and the scenic and challenging road routes in Caledon. Velocity kicks off this year’s Celebrate Caledon festivities taking place in the community on Canada Day, July 1st, 2022. CCS is fundraising to support their work on the health, safety, security, connectiveness of seniors, improving the quality of life, supporting aging in place and helping seniors avoid the negative impacts of isolation while maintaining their independence and living their best lives.

Cycling in-person returns this year and riders can create a team, ride individually or with family and friends by choosing from one of the four predetermined routes for the 100 km, 50 km road routes or one of two family friendly, 25 km and or 10 km trailway routes along the renowned Caledon Trailway. An option is still available for those that do not want to ride in the planned in-person ride to create a ride of their own, hosted in their own community, similar to last year’s virtual ride while still raising funds for this stellar cause. Even those that don’t want to ride can get involved and help out and make a difference simply by fundraising or donating to support a rider or a team already registered. We look forward to seeing you at the start finish line at Caledon Town Hall, Town of Caledon, 6311 Old Church Rd Caledon ON L7C 1J6 on Friday, July 1st, 2022, registration check-in opens at 7:30 a.m.

For full details or to register, visit our website: www.ccsvelocity.ca. Velocity’s website offers a full suite of peer-to-peer fundraising tools to help you make the most of this event, compete for prizes, raise funds and have fun. Participants are encouraged to follow Velocity on social media and share their experience using #Velocity2022.

“There are a variety of sponsorship opportunities to align your business with this established community event supporting an extremely worthwhile cause,” says Liana Cancian, Event and Partnership Lead for CCS. “Contact me at lcancian@ccs4u.org and truly champion this event and see your business benefit from association with a cause that is close to people’s hearts and growing in popularity year over year.”

Ontario-by-Bike (OBB) describes Caledon as a cyclist’s destination right next to metropolitan Toronto, “Minutes away — a world of difference.” OBB highlights the opportunity for both challenging rides and leisure, family-friendly rides. This confirms Caledon is a well-known destination for cyclists, with both recreational trails and amazing road routes. According to OBB website, Caledon offers an “impressive place to escape the confines of the city and explore by bike.”

The Town of Caledon has been awarded recognition as a Bicycle Friendly Community Level designation (Bronze) by Share the Road Cycling Coalition.

“The past two years have been challenging with seniors being unduly impacted by increased adversity and uncertainty. By participating in Velocity you can help ensure CCS can continue to adapt our full slate of services for seniors in health, wellness, assisted living, transportation, respite, transitional care, social connectiveness and a thriving, fulfilling life,” says Donna Cragg, Director of Communications at CCS.

Velocity furthers CCS’ vision of a healthy, engaged, compassionate community for all, helping seniors remain independent and avoid isolation.

Anyone of any age who is passionate about cycling, excited to fundraise, wants to change a life or has a senior in their life whom they love is encouraged to join.

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