DURHAM: Hundreds of cyclists will take to the roads in Durham Region on 
August 18th marking the 11th Anniversary of the Ride4UnitedWay. The 
event starts and finishes at the Durham District School Board Office in 
Whitby. This event benefits the United Way in Durham Region which 
supports over 25 local charities; from food banks and shelters to 
programs for children and seniors.

The ride offers four course distances from a 25 kilometer community 
course to a 160 kilometer route for avid cyclists. Both the 60 kilometer 
and 160 kilometer routes will travel through Port Perry. Timed sections 
are available for more competitive riders, and there will be a gravel 
route of approximately 115 km. There is something for cyclists of every 
level. Marshals, rest stops, mechanical and medical support, lunch, 
showers and massages add to your experience of a great day on the bike.

The ride continues to be a success because of the support of over 70 
corporate and community volunteers; strong partnerships with local 
cycling shops and clubs as well as The Region of Durham and its cycling 
tourism initiatives.

More than just a fundraising event, the Ride4UnitedWay promotes the 
importance of physical fitness, the benefits of living, working and 
playing in Durham Region and the community spirit we need to continue to 
make this such a great place to live.

The United Way Durham Region is committed to helping those in need thus 
providing a better community for all. Working with our agency and 
program partners we undertake to drive efficiencies and ensure that your 
donation has the greatest impact possible in your community.

For more information about the United Way Durham Region, visit 
www.unitedwaydr.com