Date(s) - Sunday, May 26, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Motorcycle Awareness Ride Calgary 2019 – starts at 10am
On the morning of the ride, start at your supporting Dealership then meet at McMahon Stadium for sign up and ride to start point.
Group Ride to the Magic of Christmas Warehouse
On-site Registration starts at 10:00am, Kickstands up at 12:00pm
Food Trucks – Silent Auction – Live Band – Beer Garden
May is Motorcycle Awareness Month across Canada and North America
The 28th Annual Motorcycle Awareness Ride accomplishes two very important goals: One, we raise funds in support of The Magic of Christmas. They are a local charity that is 100% volunteer, non-denominational and based in the City. Every Christmas Eve they load up Calgary Transit buses, magically transformed into “Reindeer buses”, with hundreds of gifts and volunteers dressed as Santa and his elves. Then, they do what they do best—deliver Christmas spirit into the homes and hearts of those who need it most. Secondly, the ride helps elevate motorist awareness of motorcyclists’ safety.
On Sunday May 26th watch for over 500 charity loving motorcyclists riding from McMahon Stadium to the Magic of Christmas’ Warehouse in North East Calgary. We ride for four reasons:
To raise public awareness about the safety of all motorcyclists on the roadways
To bring the motorcycling community together
To raise funds in support of the Magic of Christmas
To celebrate and remember four great pioneers of the motorcycling community.
The Event was created in 1992 by Mick Cawthorn, owner of Kane’s Harley-Davidson (Calgary), along with former Calgary Mayor Al Duerr, Walt Healy, a long time Calgary Motorcycle dealer and a group of dedicated volunteers. These individuals participated in the inaugural event and contributed for a consecutive number of years, thus justifying the name Mayor’s Motorcycle Ride. The Calgary Stampeders and Radio and TV station CFCN also participated.
The ride also celebrates the contributions and life of four of the great pioneers of motorcycling in Calgary. All four were dedicated ambassadors of safety and awareness, and each of these pioneers worked tirelessly to promote motorcycling as a safe and socially acceptable form of recreation.
Bob Kane, Walt Healy, Roger Hyde and Harris Dvorkin
People are in a hurry these days, and often fail to comply with the common sense rules of the road. Slow down, use signals, check blind spots….and above all else – put your mobile devices away.
This year’s ride, like in recent years, features a number of different starting points, which are listed on the Awareness Ride website (yycawarenessride.com). From these starting points the riders will depart for arrival by 11:00 a.m. at McMahon Stadium to register and marshal the ride.
The escorted ride culminates at The Magic of Christmas’ Warehouse in NE Calgary, where all events will be held; a show and shine, silent and live auction, live entertainment and a selection of offerings from local Calgary food trucks.
All proceeds raised go to The Magic of Christmas, who have supported Calgary and area families and children for 36 years. We can’t think of a more reputable and beneficial recipient. Since the ride began 28 years ago it has raised over $1 000 000.
Pre-Register online only $20/person themagicofchristmas.org/yyc-awareness-ride