Thank you to all of you who supported our corporate team in this year’s Ride for Heart!
What a great ride and a fantastic event this year. Despite a bit of rain it was a glorious day to be out riding. We had a few setbacks: Simon didn’t make it onto the highway before getting a flat, and Shannah had to rush to get her helmet on and out the gate before the corporate cut-off — but what’s an event without a few hitches.
It’s not only a fun event, but a really personal one for many of the riders who have been touched by heart disease in different ways. There were many emotional moments — seeing “I’m riding for” signs on rider’s backs, seeing the signs at the finish line, and watching a young boy doggedly working his way to the end of the 25 kilometer race on his training wheels. Yes, training wheels.
A big congratulations to all the winners of our 2013 #HeartStrong challenge. Stealthy navigation through the www.usabilitymatters.com website led these fine competitors to find the five secret bikes and raise $50 each towards the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Ride For Heart Campaign! Together we donated $500 to this great cause on top of the rest of our corporate challenge donations.
Thank you to the following #HeartStrong participants:
• Andy Zarzycki @azarzycki
• Lica Vuu @Poshbites
• Nadia Formigoni @Nformigoni
• Brian Weldon @brianweldon1
• Reena Kudhail @ReenaKudhail
• Stella Crampton @stellacrampton
• Greg Burrell @ivanvector
• Heather Moore @iamheathermoore
• Arianne de Guzman @TheGlitterGeek
• Steve Shikaze @steveshik