On July 11, 2015, history was realized for My Friend's House. The annual mountain bike race, 6 Hours of Gibraltar raised a record breaking $104,467.31 for the women in crisis centre in Collingwood. This marks the greatest donation on record thanks to the generosity and support of 920 donors.
The event had 171 racers ranging in age from eight years to 72. A total of 608 laps and 3,830.4 kms were completed in the six hours. This unique race hosted on private trails, had all the elements of a professional event.
"We are extremely grateful to the event organizers are participants," said Alison Fitzgerald, Executive Director of My Friend's House. "We run an operating deficit of $250,000 per year so this one event plays a big role in keeping our doors open for women in need in Collingwood, the Town of Blue Mountains, Stayner, Wasaga, and Meaford."
The 2016 race date has been set for July 9, 2016. Register a team, join in the fun, and support a great cause!
Photographer: Julie Card
Picture: Rob Thorburn Jr., Alison Fitzgerald, Executive Director, My Friend's House, Jeff MacInnis, Ian Sinclair, Kris Baumgarten