From Toronto to Miami... AUSTIN! September 9-16, 2017
$430,000 RAISED FOR WELLSPRING CANCER SUPPORT FOUNDATION.Click here to see pictures of the ride. Click here to see a video of the finish line celebration.
With the threat of Hurricane Irma making landfall in Florida, 20 cyclists and 23 support drivers, scrambled to make last-minute plans to reroute their destination from Miami to Austin in the final days leading up to their departure. They completed the WellspringPeloton Challenge, an epic 8-day, 24-hour bike ride from Oakville, ON to Austin, TX covering 3,180 km to raise funds to support Wellspring. By completing the WellspringPeloton Challenge, the cyclists and volunteers from the GTA, helped raise over $430,000 for Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation. By the time the riders crossed the finish line in Austin on September 16, they had each pedaled an average of 120 km a day, and climbed a total of 21,00 meters.
Greeting the team of riders and volunteers in Austin were a group of Wellspring Warriors – individuals who are facing cancer or who are cancer survivors, along with a large group of cheering family members and friends of the ride team.
Each rider committed to fundraising $10,000 and most have exceed this goal.
Since inception the WellspringPeloton Challenge has raised over $2.7 million to help Wellspring continue to provide vital cancer support programs, at no cost, to people living with cancer and those who care for them.
Also, this year, 32 cyclists participated in the WellspringPeloton Experience, a 1-day cycling event through Southern Ontario that launched the same day as the WellspringPeloton Challenge. Participants had the opportunity to experience what it would be like to partake in the WellspringPeloton Challenge without going the full distance. Cyclists completed either The Classic (60km) or The Turnaround (117 km) and collectively raised over $23,000 for Wellspring.
Wellspring is grateful for all the support from its sponsors and donors. Lead sponsors and supporters of the ride include: Birch Hill Equity Partners, BMO Capital Markets and Toronto Foundation. Also, Northleaf Capital Partners, TELUS, Eve and Peter Willis, Collins Barrow, Core-Mark, Slaight Music, Denys Calvin, Enterprise, BGI Retail, Cabana Coast, KindHuman Bicycles, MuscleCare, Muscle Milk, Po Swim and Simply Protein.
To learn more and how you can get involved in the 2018 WellspringPeloton Challenge, from Toronto, ON to Las Vegas, NV on September 22-29, 2018, please contact Susan Chung at 416-961-1928 ext. 238 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
See the finish line from the 2017 Peloton Challenge!
See highlights from the 2016 Peloton Challenge!
Watch this video to learn more about The Peloton Challenge.