2015 Simon's Cycles YANA Ride
Thank you Comox Valley! The Simon’s Cycles YANA Ride was a beautiful day of cycling and community spirit. This event site is now closed but donations can still be accepted through yanacomoxvalley.com
The Simon’s Cycles YANA Ride is a fun, challenging and unique bicycle ride through the beautiful Comox Valley. Whatever your ability we have a ride you’ll enjoy, routes include a 25km, 50km or 100km ride. There will also be a 6km family loop that allows riders of all ages to cycle together regardless of ability. For little ones not yet using pedals we will be hosting a special run bike race.
Whatever you choose, we hope you’ll bring your family and friends and come out to have some fun.
All proceeds from this event will benefit You Are Not Alone (YANA).
- BBQ lunch
- Free t-shirt for all participants registered on or before July 23rd
- Draw prizes
- Fueling stations
- Congratulatory medal for all participants
- Discounts at Simon’s Cycles for all participants
- Support on all routes
You Are Not Alone (YANA) was founded in 1986 and the mandate is simple; when a child 0-19 or an expecting mother living within School District 71 needs to leave the Comox Valley to receive medical treatment, YANA is available to help. YANA offers assistance with accommodations and provides funding to help cover expenses while families are away from home.
When Sandra Williams’ four-year-old daughter, Roberta, was diagnosed with congenital heart failure the family's life was turned upside down. Sandra stayed in Vancouver for months at a time while her husband stayed behind working, managing the house and three siblings and also travelling back and forth to Vancouver whenever possible. The costs were astronomical and debilitating, placing enormous pressure on the whole family.
After meeting many people in the same position from across the province, Sandra and the Williams family realized that something had to be done to alleviate the financial burden for families dealing with a childhood medical crisis. They committed to finding a solution for the Comox Valley. It was crucial for the child to be cared for and heal with their family at their side. Since YANA's humble inception in the William's home in 1986, YANA has assisted over 1000 families.
Please join us in this ride for Comox Valley families.