Well - ask the folks in Cape Breton. A record breaking $90K was raised at the Ride for the Cure on the weekend! 800 riders came out to make a difference.

“A very sincere thanks to all of the unsung heroes who continue to help and support this event,” said Gord MacDonald, ride organizer and owner of Gord’s Sports Centre.

The article in the Cape Breton Post goes on to say: Since the event began in 2003, Ride 4 the Cure has raised over $354,435 for cancer research and the Cape Breton Cancer Centre. 

So how has Gord and his team been able to host such a successful ride? Well - if you read up on the event and you look at the thank you's and the treatment of the people who support the event - it's been through gratitude - Gord is a grateful human being and everything I have read about the man leads me to believe that. He is gracious and humble and very, very thankful and appreciative.

Successful events happen when the "leader" is supportive and grateful and the community is involved and engaged - looks to me like Cape Breton has all of the bases covered!

As always your comments and feedback are deeply appreciated - it is only through reflective and thoughtful dialogue that we learn and grow - help me to grow folks!

In the news today:
In the US a custom bike that was autographed by Obama is being auctioned off
In Pittsburgh the first ever Ronald McDonald Ride is set to take place.
In California The Love Ride is back!

In Alberta - STARS and the police are asking Riders to take extra caution when riding
In Ontario the Ride to B.E.A.T. Cancer is taking place on the 26th
Also in Ontario a young racer who was injured in Indianapolis is back in Canada in a London Hospital

Across Canada - the Toy Runs are in full swing and this year it appears that Mother Nature is doing her level best to make it feel like Christmas! Way to go Mother Nature - NOT!

I hope and pray that if you are riding today you will Ride defensively, ride your own ride - do NOT let peer pressure get the best of you...Ride like everyone around you is BLIND, has an UNSAFE load and IS out to get you and please - ride Proud not Loud - invest in a 140 DB Air horn instead!

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