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RISEUp for Digestive Diseases Cycling Fundraiser Presented by Organon


Written by: CDHF

Updated: July 11th, 2024

CDHF’s RISEUp for Digestive Diseases Cycling Fundraiser is back, and this year we’re doing it bigger and better in Niagara-on-the-lake!

RISEUp for Digestive Diseases takes place annually to support the crucial initiatives of the Canadian Digestive Foundation (CDHF) in promoting a future where individuals can thrive in digestive wellness. CDHF’s programs, encompassing educational campaigns and digital tools, equip people with the knowledge and skills necessary to prioritize their digestive health, identify potential issues, and empower individuals to take action with their digestive diseases. Your participation in CDHF’s RISEUp for Digestive Diseases contributes directly to funding these impactful programs, reaching countless individuals with transformative digestive health education each year, and funding critical research done by the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology.

Join us for an unparalleled cycling adventure with new routes, breathtaking scenery, and a commitment to supporting a meaningful cause. Recognized as Canada’s Prettiest Town, Niagara on the Lake boasts world-class theatre, and a charming atmosphere, making it a worthy destination for a short or long vacation stay.

Event Highlights

Gear up for the ultimate cycling challenge – the Niagara Century Ride, a 100km journey of discovery through the stunning landscapes and hidden treasures of the Niagara region. This ambitious ride invites cyclists to delve deep into the heart of Niagara, with key destinations including St. David’s, Niagara Falls, Welland, and St. Catharines. The route includes two rest stops for coffee, sports drinks and snacks and a delightful picnic lunch, ensuring you can focus on the ride while experiencing the best of Niagara.  Options will be provided to add more riding for those with the energy and enthusiasm to attain longer distance goals. This ride is self-guided.

Enjoy an exciting 60K guided bike ride / tour that promises a perfect blend of history, culture, and breathtaking scenery in the charming town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. This curated cycling journey will take you through several quick stops and points of interest while allowing you to remain on your bike. From the Welland Canal Bicycle Path, to Queenston Heights, Port Dalhousie and quiet farm roads and concessions, each stop promises a unique experience that will leave you with lasting memories in the heart of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Picnic lunch included!  

Enjoy a leisurely, short on distance but long on fun guided cycling tour including a picnic lunch.  Discover the other side of Niagara including two winery stops in a relaxed environment. Sporty clothes, a hybrid bike and passion to learn and see new sights are all you need to enjoy your day making new friends. Option to upgrade to an e-bike if needed and find out why Niagara on the Lake is Canada’s playground for cycling enthusiasts.  

Bike & Wine Tour (24km):

60km Bike Tour:

100km Century Ride:

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Where: Trius Winery | When: Saturday September 7th, 5:30pm-10pm | $90.00 Per Person for Dinner. Includes pre reception food, and drinks!

Join the CDHF team, and your fellow cyclists for a 3 course dinner, beverages, games, and awards to thank you for your participation and efforts on and off the bike this year. Trius’s Chef Frank Dodd works with local farmers, growers and producers to create inspired wine country cuisine.

Join us for CDHF’s Rider Reception with a 3 Course Dinner at Trius Winery to Celebrate

Stay for the Weekend

There are a lot of great places to stay in Niagara-on-the-lake, but they do book up fast. We recommend booking your accommodation as soon as possible!

Room Blocks Booked under CDHF:

Options to Stay in Old Town:

One or Two Night Options:

Two Night Stay Options:

Options to Stay Outside of the Main Old Town:

Things To Do in NOTL and Surrounding Areas:

There is so much to do and see in Niagara and surrounding areas. We have outlined some of these activities for you below to enjoy a weekend away!

For Families and Kids:

For Everyone Else:

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