Ride Don’t Hide Event

June 9
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Canadian Mental Health Association (donordrive.com)
Join us for the 2024 Payton & Dillon Budd Memorial Ride Sunday, June 9th
And get moving for mental health!
Each year, hundreds of local riders and striders gather at Kelowna’s Sutherland Bay Park to join in the movement that unites the community and brings mental health into the open. Ride Don’t Hide: The Payton & Dillon Budd Memorial Ride sparks conversations around mental health, invites participants to share their stories, and signals hope for a mentally healthy community through the support of CMHA Kelowna.
Whether you ride, stride, or rally alongside, participants of all skills and abilities are welcome and encouraged! Together, we can bring mental health into the open and remind our community that #NobodyRidesAlone.
Choose your route and ride for you. Raise funds for our community.
Stride Don’t Hide – 6km Walk
This route takes you up Knox Mountain Drive to the scenic First Lookout where you can take in the view of Okanagan Lake before heading back down to Royal View Drive. From there, you’ll cruise down Cawston Avenue multiuse pathway en route back to the festivities at Sutherland Bay Park!
Click here to see the walking route.
Ride Don’t Hide Kelowna – 9km
A ride fit for the whole family, this 8.5km route meanders through downtown along the Cawston multi-use pathway and onto the Okanagan Rail Trail. Enjoy refreshments and entertainment at the Spall Road aid station before turning around and heading back to enjoy the festivities at Sutherland Park!
Click here to see the 9km Kids & Family route.
Ride Don’t Hide Kelowna – 25km
This route takes riders through the quaint Cawston Avenue neighborhood and onto the Okanagan Rail Trail, with refreshments and entertainment provided at the Spall Road aid station.
From there, riders will follow the flats of the Okanagan Rail Trail below Dilworth Mountain before challenging themselves to a moderate climb up John Hindle Drive. Watch the skies for majestic bald eagles soaring above as you climb up through Glenmore farmlands and the UBCO campus!
You’ll cruise along Glenmore Road toward High Road, beginning the home stretch towards Knox Mountain via Royal View Road.
Click here to see the 25km route.
Ride Don’t Hide Kelowna – 50km
This 50km route is ideal for those looking to challenge themselves to a longer distance and rolling terrain.
You’ll embark on your journey along the Okanagan Rail Trail to warm up your legs before the gently rolling terrain of Old Vernon Road and the stunning vistas of the upper bench towards an aid station with a view!
Heading back, you’ll enjoy a swift spin down Bulman Road towards the multi-use pathway, with one last brief climb up John Hindle Drive through UBC and neighbouring farmlands.
From there, you’ll make your way through Glenmore towards Knox Mountain for a short and speedy descent towards the finish line—and the festivities—at Sutherland Bay Park!
Click here to see the 50km route.
Ride Don’t Hide Kelowna – 100km
This 100km route boast big distance and beautiful views!
You’ll embark on your journey along the Okanagan Rail Trail to warm up your legs before the gently rolling terrain of Old Vernon Road and up into the stunning vistas of the upper bench for an out-and-back to an aid station with a view!
Heading back, you’ll enjoy a swift spin down Bulman Road towards the multi-use pathway, with one last brief climb up John Hindle Drive through UBC and neighbouring farmlands.
From there, you’ll make your way through Glenmore towards Knox Mountain for a short and speedy descent towards Sutherland Bay Park—but don’t stop there! Next, you’ll meander through downtown Kelowna and along the pristine Abbott Street pathway towards Kelowna’s most iconic out-and-back, Lakeshore Road!
Enjoy stunning scenery, short climbs, and speedy descents as you complete this latter half of the 100km route before returning to the celebrations!
Riders along the 100km route will have the option to conclude their ride at the 50km point at Sutherland Bay Park in the interest of time, safety, and their enjoyment.

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June 9