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**Order deadline is March 16, 2018**

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SCP 10th Anniversary Invite.pdf

10th Anniversary Dinner - Saturday, June 10, 2017


Dear Friends,

It's hard to believe that 10 years has passed and we are now celebrating our monumental success. 

What started out as a bunch of friends doing a charity bike ride to raise money for our friends with cancer has turned into a legacy with hundreds of people joining us and collectively raising over 7.5 Million for Princess Margaret Hospital Cancer Research.

On Saturday June 10th we are going to be celebrating this occasion  and along with our current riders, our alumni, volunteers, and especially our supporters,  I would love for you to join us.

Attached is the official invite and RSVP link.


Thanks, Steve Cohen



2017 Kickoff!

2017 Kickoff - February 7

Join us in Niagara Falls for our 2017 Kickoff in this 10th anniversary of the Ride to Conquer Cancer….

https://www.facebook.com/events/1792207547707771/


January 4, 2017 Note from Steve Cohen


Hi Folks,

Firstly, a Happy  New Year and may 2017 bring us a year of health, happiness and prosperity.

As we turn the calendar to a new year, we are gearing up for the 10th Anniversary of The Ride to Conquer Cancer. 

If by chance you haven't signed up yet, please do so ASAP as our 10th year we anticipate significant growth in our numbers and want to make sure we can plan accordingly.

Registration form is attached, and I have already paid for your registration.

 Already this year I've been inspired by some recent news of cancer in my circle, we need to find more riders that will lead to finding a cure.


Talk soon,

Steve


P.S. You might as well sign up now before I hunt you down, because you know I will.
-- 

Steve Cohen

President and CEO

Phone    |   905.354.5691

Toll free |  1.800.263.7110


7771 Stanley Avenue P.O. Box 837

Niagara Falls Ontario, L2E 6V6

salitsteel.com

It’s That Time of Year Again!


With all the holiday hustle and bustle it's tough not to get caught up in the moment of things. Like you, we here at Steve Cycle Paths HQ, have also been quite busy wrapping up another great year, and we couldn't let it go by without saying hello!

The 2015 ride season is quickly coming to an end (unless this weather keeps up!) and it is time to start planning for the 2016 Ride to Conquer Cancer. With that in mind, we would like you to:

  • SAVE THE DATE  for our first team event
  • which will be on February 17th 2016
  • at the Hilton Niagara Falls.

You can leave your bikes at home for this team social, but you may want to bring some tissue as this is when we talk about the heart of RTCC- ending cancer. As this evening event will be open to all, We encourage you to bring anyone and everyone who has supported your ride, or anyone that may be interested in joining our fight! More details about this event will be sent your way in the New Year

If you have yet to register for the 2016 Ride To Conquer Cancer, we've already got a spot saved (and paid) for you! All you have to do is fill out the attached registration form and send it back to us

AND if you have already registered for the 2016 RTCC, why not use this time of year to ask your friends and family to make a donation to your fundraising efforts.. unless of course you really want those socks and underwear from Grandma!

As always, we thank you for being a part of our team, none of this would be possible without your commitment and camaraderie and we look forward to another great year (as the #1 Team!) of riding together


Be well,

Steve's Cycle Paths

TEAM UP CHALLENGE!


Hello,

 

Hope all is well with you all.

I’m sure you’ve all seen the emails from the RTCC promoting the "Team-up Challenge".

We have only registered 1 rider this month, which means we are 9 away from having a kilometer of the Ride dedicated to our Team.

The challenge ends on Saturday. 

Thank you note from Steve - June 18

On behalf of Wayne, Dave and myself I want to thank you for being apart of an incredible group of people who have come together to accomplish amazing things.  To think that a random group of regular people can come together and raise $1 million for cancer research is truly unbelievable.  I'm proud of each and every one of you and together we have created something very special.  


I believe in this team so much and what we are capable of that a spur of the moment conversation with Frank DaSilva motivated us to make the commitment to not stop until we get $1 million.  (See Steve Merkers Blog attached.)    Now that the event is over and most of us have reached the minimum we have mentally moved on from fund raising from 2015.  I challenge each and every one of you to dig a little deeper.  We all have that lingering promise of a donation that hasn't come in yet, that we would normally just let go.  This year I want the memory of Tucker Williams and his courageous family inspire us to keep going until we reach the million dollar mark.  Anyone who wants to share in our commitment to reaching the goal is more than welcome to participate and even a $1 contribution will be appreciated.


While the high of the weekend is still with us I ask you to do two things.  1) is to sign up for the 2016 ride and 2) is to find us more riders.  Because more riders means more money and more money means we are closer to a cure.  


Watch the attached video, then sign up for the 2016 ride (registration attached).  

Together we are making a difference.

The Blog:

http://www.thepmcf.ca/News-Media/Blog/The-PMCF-Blog/June-2015/Ride-Raison-d-etre-The-2015-Enbridge-Ride-to-Conqu


The Video:

https://vimeo.com/129734014

Password: 51 


The 2016 registration form is available by clicking here.  Scan it and send it back to Jacqueline at joscvirk@salitsteel.com


Thank you again for being apart of such a great weekend.


Steve 


Team Kits - Just Two Weeks to Order


Hey all,


JUST ​2 WEEKS TO GET YOUR ORDER IN.....​The NEON Kit (only available in Pro-Fit) has taken over.....SWEET!


Please see your recent email from Dave Winckler - Team Kits, all sizing, pricing & style info :)


If you have any questions, feel free to fire away :)


Thanks,


Dave Winckler

RTCC 2014 HOF Inductee

Co-Captain

Steve's Cycle Paths


February 2015 Newsletter


Welcome to Steve’s Cycle Path’s – February 2015 Newsletter

Every June, we are all on a buzz for a number of weeks after the event.  During the subsequent months the high tends to diminish.  It is now time to start gearing up for this year’s challenge.  We remain committed to using our bikes as a vehicle to finding the cure to this deadly disease. 


Sign Up

To date, we have approx. 200 people signed up for 2015’s ride.  This is significantly behind our pace of previous years.  The event will be sold out within a matter of weeks.  As in the past, numerous people who we know are going to be joining us this year just haven’t gotten around to filling out the forms.  It makes our job of planning significantly easier if we know the numbers sooner than later.  In previous years the ride has allowed us to reserve extra spots.  This year they are putting pressure on us to fill them or lose them.  Attached you will find a sign up form and a team list of those whom have already signed up.  Please check to make sure your name is there if you’ve already signed up and pester your buddies who haven’t registered yet to do so.


Start Line

The 2015 start line in Toronto has moved from Ontario Place to Humber College in South Etobicoke (Kipling/Lakeshore) area this will cause many of us, especially the out of towners some new challenges.  Since we already have a block of rooms at the Novotel, and there are no hotels at a reasonable distance in this area we are thinking of continuing to stay at the Novotel and have buses take us to a staging area 1 – 2 kms away from the start line.  The trucks bringing our bikes from Niagara will meet us there. We anticipate traffic getting to Humber College to be a nightmare and will be encouraging our Toronto area riders to meet us at this off-site staging area.  We are currently looking for a location in the Sherway Gardens area.  More details to follow in the coming months.


Return Buses to Toronto

In previous years a number of our riders returning to Toronto with their bikes have had many challenges.  We are exploring the possibility of arranging a bus and a truck to take riders and their bikes back to the staging area near the Humber College start line.  There will be a fee for it, but it is yet to be determined until we know final numbers.  Our anticipation is that it will be in the $30/35 range.  If we are successful in arranging this, riders can drop their car at the staging area, leave them for the weekend and return on Sunday afternoon via bus with their bikes and pick up their cars.  .  Please let Jacqueline (joscvirk@salitsteel.com) know if you are interested in this option.    As usual, we will be providing the usual buses to Toronto from Niagara Friday afternoon, shuttles to/from the Sheraton in Hamilton and shuttles from the finish line back to Salit Steel after the event.


Training

This time of the year you should be spinning or riding on a trainer 2 – 3 X per week, 30 – 45 minutes minimum.  In our follow up newsletters, we will provide more detailed training tips.  Start now, or pay later.


Jerseys

As in the past we will be having our Steve’s Cycle Path’s Team Kits. The advertising on the Team Kits is paid by our sponsors who last year raised more than $20,000.  These funds go to defray the cost of the Team Kits, pay for some of the weekend’s expenses and assist some riders in helping them reach their goals.  There is still Sponsorship spots available and contact me if you are interested. The deadline for ordering the Team Kits is April 8th and more information will be released shortly. If you have any questions, please contact Dave Winckler directly.


Hotels

As in previous years we have booked blocks of hotels in downtown Toronto and Hamilton.  We will not be releasing either block until late March.  Details will be provided on how to reserve as we get closer to that date.


Fundraising

Past experience has shown us that those who start early have less trouble reaching their goals.  As our team grows and our network is more intertwined, this becomes even more important.  Don’t wait, start now.  Each of us should strive to raise our personal goals by 10% over last year.


Volunteers

As this event grows, so does our need for volunteers.  We want to start early soliciting support for adults who are willing to give up all or a portion of their weekend.  For many this is a great way to contribute, especially if they aren’t able to ride or cannot raise the funds.  Specifically, we are looking for leaders to take on larger roles with greater responsibility for various aspects of the weekend.  Our volunteers are stars behind the scenes of this event.  Email Jacqueline at joscvirk@salitsteel.com


Spin-a-thon

Although Steve’s Cycle Path’s premier fund raising cause is the RTCC we have put teams in support of other charitable causes.  If you wish to organize a Steve’s Cycle Path’s presence in upcoming event, please let us know and we will include it in our upcoming newsletters and post it on our website.


Saturday, February 21st at 10:30 a.m. 

The Niagara YMCA Strong Kids Spin-a-thon Event for details and to register or see details go to www.ymcaofniagara.org and click on YMCA Cycle for Strong Kids.


On Saturday, April 18th at 8:30 – 3:30 p.m. 

Steve’s Cycle Path’s will be having a Spin-a-thon in St. Catharines.  To help raise awareness of the RTCC, our team and to raise monies for those riders that may struggle to raise the minimum.  We are looking for 30 volunteers to both spin and collect $$$ during the event. Contact Dave Winckler if you are interested in participating by emailing stevescyclepaths@gmail.com.


If you have suggestions or ideas on how you can see the weekend be better, please send them to Jacqueline at joscvirk@salitsteel.com


Given the frigid weather outside it’s hard to believe we’ll be riding outside in 6 weeks.  Despite the weather, it’s time to get pumped.  Try and visualize the euphoria of the weekend and let that be the driving force to get you motivated while we are training and finding us more riders.


Together we can make a difference.


Steven, Dave & Wayne




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