The Ice Cream Ride
Most people like a challenge and everyone likes a reward!
Join us on Sunday, June 4th for the first ever ‘Ice Cream Ride’ from Hamilton's Bayfront Park to Burlington's Spencer Smith Park and back again.
We'll reward you with refreshing and simply delicious frozen treats from Rudy's along the ride and a tasty lunch catered by Hamilton’s amazing 'from scratch' neighbourhood bakery, Cake and Loaf - plus another frozen delight from Rudy's at the finish line!
You'll ride 25 km at your own pace along bicycle paths and bike friendly roads as you accompany Max and his father on the first part of their 600 km ride to Ottawa to raise money for a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
All proceeds from registration will go to help find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy via the registered charity Jesse’s Journey and riders are encouraged to collect pledges from family and friends to earn our incentive rewards.
Best of all?
Your help could make Max's generation the first to survive this fatal disease.
All proceeds from The Ice Cream Ride registration fees will go to fund research into a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy via the registered Canadian charity Jesse's Journey.
In addition, we are encouraging all riders to gather pledges from their family and friends to help fund this all important research.
When you register for the race you'll be invited to collect pledges from your family, friends and colleagues. As a way of saying thanks for your fundraising help, we are happy to offer the following rider incentives.
If you raise $100 in pledges per rider - you're great! You'll get a cool original Ice Cream Ride t-shirt to remember the race and to say thanks for your assistance.
If you raise $200 in pledges per rider - you're awesome! To say thanks for your commitment you'll get a pair of fantastic Sako7 cycling socks that you can wear with pride.
If you raise $300 in pledges per rider - you're a legend! To say thanks for your incredible commitment to helping boys like Max you'll get both the Sako7 socks plus the Ice Cream Ride t-shirt.
What is Duchenne muscular dystrophy?
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a progressive and fatal genetic disorder that gradually weakens the body’s muscles.
Because the Duchenne muscular dystrophy gene is found on the X-chromosome, it primarily affects boys and it can occur in all races and cultures.
Most boys with DMD are using a wheelchair by the time they are 12 and many don’t survive their mid-20’s.
Although there is no cure available right now, scientists have made great progress on many fronts. Doctors are working on improving muscle and joint function, and slowing muscle deterioration.
Together with your help, The Ice Cream Ride aims to help change the future for boys with DMD.