By Hilary Caton
The Humber Ride4RealFood, an annual fundraiser benefitting the Co-op Cred Program in Parkdale, took place Sunday, Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. at Etienne Brule Park, 13 Crosby Ave.
The event was a unique opportunity to explore food connections within the Parkdale community and the farmland that feeds the area.
The Co-op Cred program is a partnership of Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre (PARC) , Greenest City , the Parkdale Community Health Centre, and West End Food Co-op. It provides enriching and empowering food security measures for low-income and marginalized members of the community.
Last year the ride raised close to $40,000 and this year its goal is to raise $45,000 to support over two dozen participants in the program.
This year, the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) has partnered with the Humber Ride4RealFood to promote this event. With the TRCA’s support, the event will now have a greater focus on the Humber watershed and the parkland that connects Parkdale to the GTA. Participants can also look forward to learning more about significant landmarks and features of the Humber River during this year’s ride.
Humber Ride4RealFood participants have two great routes to choose from:
• a 35-kilometre route up the Humber River to McVean Farm in Brampton winds through parkland;
• and a 65- or 100-km Humber water headlands country road route is for more experienced cyclists.
Each route offers unique opportunities to see what is happening to key farmland in Ontario. Both routes finish at the McVean Farm where riders will enjoy a festive picnic and live music.
For more information visit: parc.donorpages.com/RideforRealFood2016
This article was taken from InsideToronto.com