Registration is open now for the June 3 charitable event that mirrors the incredible cycling events on great European racetracks, organizers say File photo Special Olympics Ontario and Ontario Cycling are partnering for the inaugural Cayuga Velo team fundraising event in support of a fantastic cause that changes the lives of individuals with an intellectual disability through participation in sport.
Offering a four and eight-hour relay on June 3, the event will directly benefit more than 26,000 Special Olympics athletes across the province, according to a news release.
Cayuga Velo will take place on the four-kilometre auto race circuit track at Toronto Motorsports Park and mirrors incredible cycling events on great European racetracks, including Le Mans, Brands Hatch, Zolder and the Nurburgring. Registration is open now at cayugavelo.ca .
“Special Olympics is dedicated to promoting social inclusion through shared training and competition opportunities. Cayuga Velo will see the introduction of a new unified sport for Ontario athletes with an intellectual disability and see them compete and participate alongside their peers without an intellectual disability,” says president and CEO of Special Olympics Ontario Glenn MacDonell.
“This unified initiative will not only introduce new people to the sport of cycling, but will help create an inclusive atmosphere while breaking down stereotypes, providing sport for all.”
The cycling relay will be an exciting event, not only for experienced riders, but it will also incorporate Ontario Cycling’s HopON programming. The program provides an opportunity for Special Olympics athletes to embrace the sport of cycling, learn a little more […]
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