Get Ready to Ride for Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital

Press Release

Get ready to ride, Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital Foundation is adding an exciting new signature event to the roster of fundraisers. With the success of Charlee’s Run, the Hospital Classic Golf Tournament, and the Gala, the Soldiers’ Foundation wanted to bring a new event to the community.

Soldiers’ Ride, a 50/100 km. cycling event, will take place on Sunday, June 4 beginning and ending at Quayle’s Brewery in Coldwater. Proceeds from Soldiers’ Ride will go toward ensuring excellent patient care at Soldiers’ for generations to come.

Cycling is a popular pastime in our region and increases tourism. According to a 2021 Tourism Simcoe County report, 169,266 cycling rides were recorded in our region on Strava, a ride tracking website and app.

“Orillia and the surrounding area have a large and very active cycling population that I am proud to be a part of”, said Lawre Pietras, board of directors’ member for Soldiers’ and Soldiers’ Ride committee member.

“The Soldiers’ Foundation currently hosts a couple of sport-based fundraisers annually, but cycling has not been one of them.  Hosting a cycling fundraiser is a great opportunity to engage even more of the people we serve.”

For many cyclists, events like Soldiers’ Ride provide the ability to see new, scenic locations through a picturesque route in North Simcoe and Muskoka and socialize with other riders. 

The event will feature a delectable breakfast, premier rest stations, and an exciting post-event celebration lunch at Quayle’s Brewery.

Sponsorship opportunities and registration to participate or volunteer information are available online

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