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WHEELS  2019

Benefitting The Darling Home for Kids


Since its inception in 2011, Wheels has raised over $750,000 in support of capital projects and the core programs offered at The Darling Home for Kids. 

Where Your Dollars Go

Past projects have included:

  • Building of a wheelchair accessible playground
  • A tranquil therapeutic sculpture garden
  • Clubhouse for the kids
  • Renovations to a respite bedroom
  • Expansion of our office space
  • Purchase of a wheelchair accessible van
  • Installation of a new Rhapsody bathtub and hygiene chair

Proceeds from the 2019 Wheels event will go towards building a structure onto our caretaker’s cottage, near the Main Entrance of the Home, which will include a large specialized garage bay with double entry/exit doors, allowing our van to safely maneuver in and out and offering protection to our residents during inclement weather. In addition, this space will be a new, safe Emergency Evacuation Point. In the event of an emergency in the Home where our children will need to be evacuated, this heated space will provide protection and safety for our children while they are required to outside.

Registration fees

25km Wheels Ride Closed

  • Enjoy this route designed for the more casual cyclist or ride as a family! Fundraising Minimum: $150

    1. Registration closed

50km Wheels Ride Closed

  • The first half of this route will allow cyclists to enjoy the challenge and views of the Niagara escarpment. Mid way, riders are welcomed to The Darling Home for Kids to rest and refuel before continuing downhill to the finish line. Fundraising Minimum: $150

    1. Registration closed

100km Wheels Ride Closed

  • Elite cyclists can challenge their limits! Join other riding enthusiasts on this breathtaking tour of Halton Region's stunning vistas. This route hosts 2 rest stops including one at The Darling Home for Kids, for riders to hydrate, re-fresh and be motivated to cycle on to the finish! Fundraising Minimum: $150

    1. Registration closed

Course Routes

Please find your distance below to see your route


25km Route
50km Route
100km Route

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The Impact of Your Ride

The Darling Home for Kids is a place of joy, filled with the smiles and laughter of children engaging in unique and enriching experiences. Located in Milton, we are a state-of-the-art facility providing respite, hospice palliative and residential care and since opening our doors in 2004, we have provided over 300,000 hours of service to children across Ontario.

Medically fragile children receive wonderful care in a beautiful, warm and home-like environment, which provides comfort and a break to families facing the daily challenges of caring for a child with complex medical needs. Families are supported knowing that there is a continuum of care from respite through to palliation and, when needed, end of life care.

It is our fundamental philosophy that all children be loved and valued, and given the opportunity to be challenged in an environment where they can thrive.

“The support The Darling Home for Kids provides goes beyond nurses caring for special needs children. They save families”

– Erin Gibson, Piper’s Mom

Every dollar raised from Ride with Wheels directly supports our programs and services at The Darling Home for Kids, helping to ensure that our Home is here when families need us the most.

For more information, visit www.darlinghomeforkids.ca

Top Teams

1

Loyalty Express - 2019

Raised: $11,082.23

2

Autobus Cycling Club

Raised: $6,947.19

3

Mattamy Homes

Raised: $6,682.72

Event Schedule

  • June 23 7:00 AM EDT - Registration Opens

  • June 23 8:00 AM EDT - 100km Cyclists Depart

  • June 23 9:30 AM EDT - 50km Cyclists Depart

  • June 23 10:30 AM EDT - 25km Cyclists Depart

  • June 23 12:00 PM EDT - Lunch featuring The Strummers Union with Joel Guenther and Juno Award winner Tomi Swick

  • June 23 1:00 PM EDT - Announcements and Awards Ceremony

Contact Information

Event Location

Mattamy National Cycling Centre, Milton, ON, Canada

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