About the Ride
WHAT IS RIDE DON’T HIDE?
Ride Don’t Hide is the largest mental health bike ride in Canada. Over ten years, thousands of people rode millions of kilometres and raised millions of dollars for community mental health.
Ride Don’t Hide 2022 is your ride, your way. In June 2022, thousands of riders across Canada will come together to move for their mental health and for their community. Ride Don’t Hide isn’t just a fundraiser, it's a movement for mental health.
And it’s needed now more than ever.
So many people don’t feel like themselves these days, and the pandemic is making it harder to get the help they need.
Even before the pandemic, Canada’s mental health system was failing. And failing badly. Every year, 1.6 million Canadians didn’t get the mental health care they needed. The pandemic has only made things worse with isolation, economic insecurity and stress all taking their toll on our mental health.
Ride to get back to yourself. Raise funds to get one more person the help they need.
RIDE FOR YOU
Sometimes we feel pressure to be something that we’re not. To act like we’re ok when really, we’re just not. Life is better when you can be yourself. The Ride Don’t Hide movement is a place where you can be exactly who you are.
Ride Don’t Hide is a welcoming, inclusive event that brings together friends, families and community members to move more, stress less and cope better.
RIDE FOR YOUR COMMUNITY
Canada’s universal health care system. We are proud of it and rightly so. But when it comes to mental health, it is not universal at all. The waitlists are dangerously long and so much just isn’t covered, like the services of addiction counsellors, psychologists, social workers and specialized peer support workers.
Funds from Ride Don’t Hide go directly to your community to serve local needs. All community-based mental health services are designed to get people the help they need, when and where they need it. These services may include counselling, coaching, peer support and outreach, and suicide prevention, as well as other programs that are designed to meet basic mental health needs.
Find your community to learn more about how Ride Don’t Hide helps in your neighbourhood.