Back bigger and better than ever: Canada’s largest youth mental health cycling event offers opportunities for riders of all ages

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TORONTO, March 15, March 15, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) — TORONTO, March 15, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — and presenting sponsor bank of America are pleased to announce the 14th edition of Jack Ride: Canada’s Ride for Youth Mental Health. Since 2010, tens of thousands of Riders have joined Jack Ride, raising millions of dollars in support of’s youth mental health movement. This year, the fundraiser returns bigger and better than ever by adding gravel trails to the in-person ride in Caledon, Ontario and a volunteer-led event in Canmore, Alberta, in addition to their virtual ride option.

Generously supported by Accenture, Avanade, BMO and many others, Jack Rit is Canada’s largest youth mental health cycling event. This family-friendly fundraiser brings together determined individuals who are passionate about youth mental health and who support, a Canadian charity that delivers peer-to-peer mental health education to improve mental health outcomes in communities from coast to coast to coast to help improve.

Over the past 13 years, Jack Ride has been a major source of revenue for the organization and has enabled more than 3,000 youth leaders to create a cultural shift among their peers by building knowledge and resilience, seeking out increase aid and promote sustainable mental health systems. level change.

“Jack Ride has been a healing journey for me and a way to stay in touch with Bridget’s loved ones by sending something positive out into the world,” said Barb Brophey, five-time Jack Rider and Team Bridget captain. “Participating in Jack Ride allows my teammates and I to carry on Bridget’s legacy of loving, leading and inspiring people and creating a better world where no one suffers in silence.”

Team Bridget has participated in Jack Ride to support’s vital youth mental health work. This year, 41 members from across Canada and the United States participated to raise a whopping $43,491 for

For this year’s Jack Ride, riders have more options than ever for participating or volunteering! After a successful event last year, is excited to announce a bigger and better Jack Ride with three event options: in person, volunteer led and virtual:

  • Personal: Caledon, Ontario, May 27, 2023

  • Volunteer led: Canmore, Alberta, June 11, 2023

  • Virtual: Anywhere You Ride, May 27, 2023 (or anytime until the end of June!)

With different routes and options for everyone, riders of all ages and skill levels are welcome. If horseback riding isn’t your thing, you can “Ride” your own way by walking, hiking, swimming, or reading ten chapters of a good book celebrating Jack Ride!

“Bank of America has been a proud sponsor of Jack Ride since the first ride in 2010,” said Gaylen Duncan, Country Operating Officer, Bank of America. “We are extremely proud of the role we played in growing the event and contributing to solutions to the youth mental health crisis. Everyone who shows up, donates or sponsors from is demonstrating leadership and dedication to a cause that affects us all.”

“Jack Ride is our premier fundraising event and enables to provide essential mental health programs to youth across the country,” said Rowena Pinto, President & CEO of “Young people have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic and remain the least likely age group to report good or excellent mental health – they cannot change that on their own. Jack Ride brings together an incredible community that understands the urgency of what young people are experiencing and is willing to do something to help change it.”

This event is a real highlight for Pinto and her team at, and they look forward to another successful and inspiring Jack Ride. To support’s urgent mission and help Riders like Brophey achieve their goals, you can download the Contribution page and donate to the event or directly to an individual by searching their name or team.

If you are interested in personal driving, virtual driving, or even volunteering at an in-person event, visit the Jack Ride website Today! Don’t forget to tag us on socials with the hashtags #JackRide #MoveTogether.


Founded by Eric Windeler and his wife Sandra Hanington after the tragic loss of their son Jack to suicide. is the only Canadian charity training and empowering a network of young mental health leaders. These incredible young people are leading conversations about mental health among their peers thanks to innovative programs they helped design. By means of Jack talks, Jack chapters, Jack Tops, jack originals, Be thereAnd BeThereCertificate.orgyoung leaders identify and dismantle barriers to positive mental health in their communities. works towards a Canada where all young people understand how to take care of their own mental health and care for each other. A Canada without shame, where all those in need of support get the help they deserve. With thousands of young leaders in every province and territory, the movement is just getting started. For more information, go to, And

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Members of the media are welcome to attend the in-person Jack Ride in Caledon, Ontario or Canmore, Alberta. Contact Nimanthie for more information. Interviews with’s President & CEO, senior employees and young leaders are available upon request.

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Back bigger and better than ever: Canada’s largest youth mental health cycling event offers opportunities for riders of all ages

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