My wife and six-year-old son today rode in the Heart & Stroke Foundation’s Ride for Heart. My wife’s father passed from a heart attack a long time ago.
Overall the organizing had more than 13,000 riders and raised over $5.5 million today.
Jen raised $235, and my son raised $130. Thank you to our friends and family who supported them in this adventure (looks like the website is still taking pledges? hint hint)
My son had been looking forward to it for months and he exceeded our expectations in completing the trip in 2 hours 20 minutes (avg Speed 11km/h). Route mapping done via the MotionX-GPS app.
Approaching the Bloor Viaduct
Riding into downtown
Taking jacket off and watching a TTC Subway Train travel under the Viaduct
Toronto Cityline as seen from the Gardnier Expressway
Read, Set, Go!
Update for 2014: Here is their fundraising link for this year’s ride.