Charity Bike Ride expands this year, registration is still open


Start stretching your legs; you're in for a big bike ride. This June 15 marks the 5th year of Able Dental Group's Charity Bike Ride to raise money for the Lethbridge Association for Community Living and the Lethbridge School District #51 - Poverty Intervention Committee. 

Bikers get on a bus at 5:30 a.m. and are bussed out, with their bikes, to the Alberta/British Columbia border where they begin a scenic 160 km (100 miles) trek ending at Galt Gardens in downtown Lethbridge. To encourage riders of every experience level, participants can chose to bike a 99km/60mile route from Pincher Creek or a 48km/30mile ride from Fort Macleod. 

In addition to the ride, friends and families looking for something to do while they wait for their rider will be able to partake in a Kids Fun Run in Galt Gardens. The Fun Run, organized by the University of Lethbridge Recreational Services, is for children aged 5 to 13. Ages 10-13 can participate in a 5 km run (five laps around Galt Gardens), with ages 7-9 doing a 3km run or the Fun Run and ages 5-6 doing a Fun Run only. Runners gain pledges the same as the bikers. Registration for the run begins at 8:30, with the races starting at 9 a.m. 

A BBQ, kids carnival and live music will also be taking place in Galt Gardens from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. that day. Massage therapists from the Southern Alberta Institute of Massage will be on hand to offer free massages to bikers and $1/minute massages to everyone else. Yollipop Frozen Treats will also have a booth set up serving soft yogurt. Raffle tickets for a number of door prizes can be purchased in the park that day for $5 each or 5 for $20. Raffle tickets can also be purchased at the Lethbridge Dental Surgical Suites office located at 515 5th Street Southanytime until July 15. 

Door prizes are listed as follows: 

Family Fun Night 

  • 10 passes to the Mariner's Cove Water Park at the Holiday Inn
  • 1 hour in Party Room
  • $50 to the Movie Mill
  • $45 gift certificate to Little Caesars 

For Him: 

  • BBQ (donated by Henry Schein) 

For Her: 

  • Day of Beauty courtesy of Jacquie's Salon & Spa including a mini manicure and pedicure and a cut and style
  • 1 hour massage courtesy of Dreamscape Massage 

His & Her's: 

  • Norco Ares BMX bike from Ascent Cycle for him
  • Kona Hula bike from Ascent Cycle for her 
    (Separate prizes) 
    Donated by Dino's Landscape & Design 

There is still time to sign up to ride or run or to donate. Forms for the bike ride or for the Fun Run can be found on the Able Dental website and donations can be made online. 

The Able Dental Group would like to thank their sponsors for their generosity. Without them the Charity Bike Ride wouldn't be able to continue. The sponsors are as listed: 

Ascent Cycle 
A & R Tent Rentals 
Dino's Landscape & Design 
Extra Foods – Fort Macleod 
Harmony Dental Lab 
Henry Schein 
Lethridge Bulls Baseball Club 
Nutrition for Life 
Randa Transport 
Sonic Multimedia 
Southern Alberta Institute of Massage 
Tim Wipf Trucking 
University of Lethbridge Recreational Services 
Warwick Printing 
Yollipop Frozen Treats 


Posted on:
Monday, June 03, 2013