It all started when I received a call from Roger Barrett. He called because he needed some help organizing a charity ride. After our phone conversation I met with Roger at his office and he explained to me why he wanted to do the Ride for Christian - That he just started cycling and loves it and that his son(who has Williams Syndrome) always loves to see the cyclists go by when they are out and about in their neighbourhood. His son Christian really gets a kick out of seeing riders pass him by. The idea came after completing a charity bike ride last year, Roger thought it would be great to create a ride to raise awareness for Williams Syndrome and funds for genetic research at Sick Kids. He named it "Ride for Christian". After hearing Roger's personal story and his new found passion for cycling, I made a connection with him and his need to execute an amazing event. Subsequent meetings involved risk management, and route planning etc. He wanted to make his event safe, fun and challenging at the same time. I was determined to help him do that.
I think he achieved his goal yesterday. Everyone that showed up had a fun and safe ride and enjoyed the BBQ after.
Mission accomplished! Till next year!
Thanks to all those that made it out to the event. Much appreciated! If you missed it, I'll give you a heads up for next years ride.
Christian and I:
Steve J with a couple riders from TCRBC(Photo Cred - Iris Woo TCRBC):
Andre, Laura, Andrea, Chris' Group(Photo Cred - Iris Woo TCRBC):
Thank you Iris Woo of TCRBCfor the pics!