Thank you to everyone who came out to say YES! to the Ride for Strong Community! Donations are still being collected until August 3 – donate online by clicking the link below or by visiting the Peter Gilgan Family YMCA.


You can make a difference!

As a charitable organization, the YMCA is here for children and families when they need us most. By joining the Ride for Strong Community, you are raising the much-needed funds to help support programs that help so many people in your community.

Every dollar raised in support of this one-hour ride is used by real people in your community who rely on the services of the YMCA of Oakville – your neighbours, friends and family.

Say YES! to helping parents send their children to a YMCA summer camp
Say YES! to giving seniors a place to get healthy, meet new people, and find their purpose
Say YES! to helping a family play, swim and work out together with a YMCA membership

This year’s goal is $20,000!

How Do I Participate?

Step 1: Register
The ride is made up of teams of 10. To enter, each team commits to raising $1000 (or $100/team member). Gather your group of 10 and click here to register.

Step 2: Create your Team Page
Once your team is registered, you’ll be able to create a team page where you can raise funds for the YMCA Strong Community Campaign. Make it more fun by giving your team a creative name and start to think about your costumes!

Step 3: Start Fundraising!
Share your page on Facebook and Twitter and ask your friends and family to support you or send them an email that tells them about the great programs and services they’ll be funding at the YMCA by supporting you (available directly through the online fundraising page for your convenience). We’ll also get you a paper pledge form to get donations from those people who aren’t online!

Step 4: SPIN!
During the one-hour event you and your teammates will each ride for a 6-minute session. Don’t worry – we’ll have fun music to get you pumped up and ready to ride! Prizes will be awarded for most kms, best costumes and team spirit!

Is your team up to the challenge?
Say YES! to the Ride for Strong Community!

Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $20 or more