Cycling Canada will host its second annual fundraising gala at Bear Mountain Resort, in Victoria, British Columbia, in conjunction with its Annual Conference on 21 October 2017. The Canadian cycling community is invited to join Cycling Canada athletes, staff, sponsors and leaders from Canada’s provincial cycling bodies in Victoria, the home for Canada’s national mountain bike team.
The 2017 Cycling Canada Summit featuring the Lexus Ride with Legends and the Road to Glory Fundraising Gala, which will be held at the Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa as part of Cycling Canada’s Annual Conference activities. The conference will include annual meetings for Cycling Canada’s Board of Directors and Provincial Organizations, a Partner Summit that will bring together key Cycling Canada corporate sponsors, as well as a year-end training camp for a select group of Canada’s top road athletes.
Unique to this year’s event will be the inaugural Western Canadian edition of Cycling Canada’s Ride with Legends presented by Lexus. Participants will have the unique opportunity of joining some of Canada’s top national team athletes, alumni and coaches for a VIP road ride around Victoria starting and finishing at Bear Mountain. The ride will be followed by the fundraising gala, which will feature a gourmet dinner, live and silent auctions and exclusive opportunities to engage and interact with Canada’s national team athletes.
“There is lots of excitement among all of us riding pro in Europe about the new direction of the road program at Cycling Canada,” said pro cyclist Mike Woods. “The sense of optimism for the future of cycling in Canada at the international level is high. We’re getting more girls and guys racing at the World Tour. More importantly we can’t do without generous support from our community. We’re looking forward to seeing you in Bear Mountain!”
Proceeds from the event will be invested in Cycling Canada’s National Team programs. All contributions will directly benefit Canada’s athletes in their pursuit of excellence while also supporting the next generation of champions targeting the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and beyond. A portion of the event proceeds will also be invested in local development programming through Cycling BC.