Ride Don’t Hide Newfoundland & Labrador
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Ride Don't Hide - Newfoundland & Labrador
Ride Don’t Hide 2020 is charting a new path. Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic and the physical distancing measures in place to control the spread of the virus, our in-person Ride Don’t Hide events are going virtual.
For the month of June, we’re asking you to Ride Don’t Hide, Virtually any day, any time, and as often as you want. Get involved by riding outside, riding inside, or riding in spirit to bring mental health into the open, wherever you are. Ride Don’t Hide, Virtually shows the world that we don’t have to stand side by side to stand together for mental health.
Your ride. Your way. Here’s how…
Get outside and feel the wind on your face. Cycling and fresh air are good for anyone’s mental and physical health. Ride—or run, walk, skateboard, hike, you name it—anytime, anywhere, as long or as little as you like, just be sure to follow the recommendations from public health authorities, which may change on a day-to-day basis.
Spin and sweat it out on a stationary cycle or find other ways to move your body indoors. Spin, run on the treadmill, run the stairs, take on a 30-day yoga challenge. Set your goal and work towards it daily.
Ride in Spirit
No bike? No problem! You can Ride in Spirit any way YOU choose! Meditate, choreograph a new dance, start a bullet journal, try new recipes, create a book club... the options are endless! You can even share your activities via video or live-stream on your personal Ride Don't Hide page.
Here's how to join:
STEP 1: Register using the "REGISTER NOW" button above. Then, create your personal profile page and choose if you want to start or join a team. Select how you want to participate (Ride Outside, Ride Inside, Ride in Spirit). You can join any of these options for FREE, or join for a $25 donation, which goes to CMHA-NL. Additionally, you will be asked if you want to donate. Select 'no thanks' if you do not wish to donate currently. Any of these options will allow supporters to donate to your personal page or to your team page. NOTE: your personal fundraising goal does not have to match your Team's fundraising goal.
STEP 2: Set your own goals to work towards for the month of June (you can start now if you wish!). No bike? No problem. Ride Don't Hide, Virtually is about doing whatever moves you and setting the mental or physical goals you want to achieve. Here are some examples:
- ride your bike or run outdoors (daily, weekly, or set a KM goal)
- take a daily walk around your neighbourhood
- try a new East Coast Trail route (live-stream part of your hike to your supporters!)
- choreograph a dance routine
- do a 30-day yoga challenge
- at-home workouts (daily, weekly, increased reps, etc.)
Ride in Spirit
- start a book club with friends and family (try live-streaming your chapter review discussions!)
- try a new recipe each week (share pictures of the process!)
- host a virtual paint night for your workplace
PROTIP: You can live-stream your activity or share uploaded YouTube videos on your personal page or Team page!
STEP 3: Choose to raise awareness, raise critical funds, or both! You can help simply by sharing this virtual event and raising awareness about mental health and CMHA-NL. Anyone can sponsor you by donating to your personal page, or to the team page. The funds you raise here go to CMHA-NL, a charity organization that works to provide mental health services in Newfoundland and Labrador.
What is RIDE DON’T HIDE, VIRTUALLY?
Ride Don’t Hide, Virtually is an online-only peer to peer fundraising initiative. Ride Don’t Hide, Virtually asks riders to sign up online, then spread the word and raise funds for mental health programs and services. Riders are encouraged to ride outside, ride inside, or ride in spirit while taking care of themselves—physically and mentally. Through email, social media and ‘events’ that are livestreamed or broadcast online, Ride Don’t Hide, Virtually aims to facilitate a sense of agency, wellness, connection, contribution, community and belonging.
About the Ride Don’t Hide Movement
Ride Don’t Hide is an annual, nationwide community bike ride that brings mental health into the open while raising essential funds for mental health initiatives. Each year, participants and supporters all across Canada help raise almost $2-million for the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). When you ride with CMHA-NL, you help raise funds for the Newfoundland and Labrador division, which means we can help even more people in Newfoundland and Labrador by building and maintaining the programs and services we offer. Learn more about what CHMA-NL does here.
Why should you ride virtually?
In any given year, 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental illness. But did you know 5 in 5 Canadians (that’s ALL of us!) have #MentalHealth that needs to be cared for and protected? Ride Don’t Hide is a chance to bring mental health into the open, raise critical funds for vital mental health programs, and connect – to your own mental health, to each other, to our community, and to the national movement for mental health!
Ride for you. Ride for someone you love. Ride for #MentalHealthForAll.
We Need Your Help – Donate to CMHA-NL
Our offices are currently closed, but we are able to accept donations through our secure online platform. Every dollar helps us continue to provide the essential mental health services and programs we offer.
If you or someone you know is looking for mental health resources, please visit cmhanl.ca.