Saturday, April 22, 2023
Help us remember Heather Lawrence, an avid cyclist and Pediatric Physiotherapist, by riding, walking or running on Saturday, April 22, 2023 and help raise funds for Pediatric Rehab Services in Red Deer.
Whether you are riding, running or walking - indoors or on your neighbourhood roads - we invite you to be a part of the Cycle for Central Alberta.
Participants are encouraged to form a team, grab some friends or go solo. Your personal goal can be a gruelling endurance challenge or a kind-to-the-body pledge to raise funds; it is up to you. The team and the individual with the most kilometres logged that day will win great prizes.
Joining the event isn't the only way to get involved. We gratefully accept donations to help us reach our $100,000 fundraising goal!
Indoor riders can participate at our RIDE HUB at the Golden Circle or at home. Outdoor participants can visit 4 participating local locations for cool swag and treats. Participants can support Cycle for Central Alberta from anywhere in the world through Facebook, Strava, and Zwift.
RIDE HUB DETAILS
4620 47A Ave
Red Deer AB T4N 3R4
8:00am to 8:00pm on April 22, 2023
The RIDE HUB is meant for participants to ride together using an indoor bike setup. We encourage participants to bring their bike and trainer, stationary bike, laptop or tablet, fan and any other personal items you may need. We are offering nutrition and hydration and will have a medical team on site. Riders remain engaged with activities and surprises. Radio stations will also be on site to help us boost our fundraising efforts. Space is limited; register early!
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Check out our Frequently Asked Questions or call 403-343-4773.
Heather Lawrence was an avid cyclist, and life-changing Pediatric Physiotherapist. Her life was senselessly taken on July 6, 2022 when she was cycling in the outskirts of Gasoline Alley. Heather became a Red Deer resident in 2004. She devotedly worked for 18 years as a physiotherapist for Alberta Health Services, providing care to children from newborns to late teens. When not riding her bike, she could be found rock climbing, acting, travelling, being active in her church group, participating in mission trips, and enjoying her friends and family and dog Pippin. Heather was also a long-time member of the Central Alberta Bicycle Club and was instrumental in the creation of the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation’s Cycle for Central AB.
“No words can describe the black hole of grief and loss left by her sudden departure from this world” - Marlene Lawrence
ABOUT PEDIATRIC REHAB SERVICES
Pediatric rehabilitation helps children and youth live well, build resiliency and take part in activities meaningful to them and their families. Care involves children, youth and families every step of the way. Families and healthcare providers work together to:
Take part in activities that are important to them
Set therapy goals and activities to help children and youth develop skills
Recover from a range of health conditions
AHS offers services for children and youth who have (neuro) developmental and/or medical conditions. Services focus on:
Health and developmental needs of infants and children in the early years
Episodic care for children and youth in the child and youth years
For further information about Pediatric Rehab Services or to make a referral please contact us at 1-855-414-5272 or email: Childrens.RehabilitationReferrals@ahs.ca
Strava is the social network for athletes. Activities recorded on GPS enabled devices go to your Strava feed, where your friends and followers can share their own activities, give kudos to great performances and leave comments on each other's activities. We intend to stay connected via Facebook and Strava.
Zwift is a multiplayer online cycling physical training program that enables users to interact, train and compete in a virtual world. A bike trainer is directly linked to Zwift, allowing you to control your avatar. We intend to ride collectively on the Zwift program but isn't necessary to participate.