Tour for Kids Ontario 2018 Rider Prep

Camp: Where kids can just be themselves, not "that kid with cancer."

Tour for Kids Ontario 2018 Rider Prep

Camp: Where kids can just be themselves, not “that kid with cancer.”

Thanks so much for joining us this year and helping us raise necessary funds for the three kids cancer camps; Camp Trillium, Camp Ooch and Camp Quality. Check out some key info to help to pack and prepare for Tour for Kids. We can’t wait to see you!

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Mechanics

Before you arrive at Tour for Kids, visit your local bike shop to ensure your bike has undergone a tune-up. Tour for Kids is not the time to have our mechanics do a complete overhaul or tune-up! Any bike parts replaced/repaired during the Tour due to neglect will be charged to the rider. Make sure you pack your pump, spare tubes and helmet. Shout out to our long time sponsor Derek MacNeil, Bike Right @ https://bikeright.ca/

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SWAG!

It’s what separates us from all the others. Your SWAG will not only have you walking and riding with confidence, you’ll look 10 years younger and 5lbs thinner. Your kit is available during Registration in Fireplace Lounge during the following times:

  • Thurs, Aug. 16th 5:00-8:00pm
  • Fri, August 17th – Sun, Aug 19th 6:45-7:30am.

Interested in changing the size of your T, purchasing more SWAG or buying massage tokens? Check us out at the store by the dining tent after your ride until 6:30pm nightly

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Packing List

Since you are your own domestique, packing light is critical given you will be walking up flights of stairs. If you’re looking for packing tips here’s a few:

  • Specific items that cater to your food allergies/sensitivities. There is a large assortment of food at Tour for Kids, however we are not able to meet all the specific food desires, requirements and/or restrictions. We are nut-free when we visit Camp Trillium on Saturday, August 18th, but cannot guarantee rest/lunch stops are nut-free.
  • Bedding and towels are included in your reg fees, however, if you require more than one towel, have sensitive skin, or you’re over 6ft tall, you may want to bring your own towel.
  • The long term forecast is 27 degrees with 10-20% chance of rain – bring appropriate clothing.
  • There’s a number of activities in the evenings including a jousting arena and dunk tank.  Be prepared to be active and getting a little damp.

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Accommodations

Included with your 3 day registration fee is room accommodations on Friday and Saturday evening.  If you need to purchase a room for Thursday OR if you are a one day rider and want to purchase a room, you’ll need to contact: Jessica Petrella at Brock directly at 905.688.5550  x4491 OR email jpetrella@brocku.ca

Don’t plan on getting to Brock til after 8:00pm – no worries!  Proceed to the North Service Desk (Conference Front Desk) to check in for accommodations.  The desk is open 24/7, pick up your SWAG in the morning

We know your bike is your first love. With limited space in your room and only one elevator and lots of stairs, we’ve made arrangements to have 24 hour security watch your bike in the Courtyard.

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Routes

Tour for Kids routes are marked by the best Crew this side of Halifax.  Routes are signed with highly visible yellow “baggie” signs with our logo.  If you are required to turn – a sign indicating a turn will be seen before an intersection – don’t see a sign when approaching an intersection – keep going straight.

All routes are posted on our website and ready to download.

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PARKING

Set your GPS to: 1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way, St. Catharines, ON L2S 3A1
Park your Car:  There is limited space in Lot M, indicated in orange and volunteers and trucks have priority.  Prime parking is based on first come basis.  Overflow parking is in Zone 1 indicated in blue.
Walk to Registration:  Located in the Fire Place Lounge in Earp Residence (marked in yellow on site map) Grab your SWAG, walk your bike to the Courtyard get ready to ride.

Fundraising Notes:

As a gentle reminder, Tour for Kids is a fundraiser and the minimum fundraising amount is due the day of the ride. The last day to submit donations is September 30th but please continue to fundraise until the end of the year.

Each team member must raise the minimum fundraising amount, one team member cannot be the primary fundraiser and “cover” the fundraising for the rest of the team.  As a goal, your team’s fundraising should increase with each new member.

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Volunteers

Volunteers are the key to your Tour for Kids experience. Without the fine people behind the scenes, working on permits, fixing your bike, photographing you, ensuring you arrive in one piece and on time, there would be no Tour for Kids. Please remember to high five the dozens of volunteers who make this event possible! Feel free to have a drink with them, dance with them, enjoy breakfast with them and more importantly hug them! They support you, please do the same.

  • Medics
  • Bike mechanics
  • Route monitors and route marshals
  • HAM radio
  • Rest Stop
  • Crew
  • Photographers
  • Massage therapists
  • Zombie Patrol
  • Princess Maintenance
  • And more!

Click here to download the Run of Show

Still stumped about this weekend?  Feel free to contact Sharon.Andres@ctcacf.org with your questions.