On Saturday, June 13th, the Royal Canadian Navy hosts the fourth annual Navy Bike Ride.

This family-friendly event is a great way to get active for a cause that supports our military families. In its first three years, the Navy Bike Ride has had over 4500 participants and has raised nearly $20,000.

Proceeds from the Navy Bike Ride go to help those in need through two organizations dedicated to the well-being of Sailors and Canadian Armed Forces members – the Royal Canadian Naval Benevolent Fund and Support our Troops.

Last year, support from donors directly assisted four ill and injured members of the Royal Canadian Navy. Money raised supported these sailors in adapting to their new normal and reintroducing an active lifestyle through recreational and sporting activities with the Soldier On program.

Funds from the Navy Bike Ride also empowered two youth of naval families to pursue their academic dreams, and sent six children to experience summer camp: creating lifelong friendships, gaining confidence, and the feeling of just getting to be a kid.

To find out more about registration or making a donation to this event, visit NavyBikeRide.ca for more information.