The premier cycling shop The 11 Inc. is putting on its gran fondo Sept. 24. The event offers two routes in the Durham Region, just east of Toronto. There’s the medio fondo at 90 km and the gran at 150 km in honour of Canada 150.
The event is also in support of the Jays Care Foundation. It’s an organization that uses baseball-based programs to help kids facing opportunity gaps. For example, the Rookie League and Field Of Dreams programs are geared to helping kids below the poverty line. Girls at Bat is aimed at getting young girls physically active and keeping them active throughout their lives.
The starting point of each ride is Lexus of Lakeridge in Ajax, Ont. The registration fee of $250 includes a commemorative jersey by Giordana. To sign up, which you need to do before Sept. 15, head to The 11 Inc.’s site.