Proceeds from the Cambridge Tour de Grand are used to fund the Helmets for Kids program. Bicycle helmets are provided to children and young adults at no cost through partnerships with the Cambridge Neighbourhood Associations. They in turn with assistance from the Waterloo Regional Police organize bicycle rodeos and safety events annually including the distribution of helmets.
With the invaluable assistance of Grand River Cycle and its owner, Mike Hetherington, bicycle helmets are purchased with funds from the Cambridge Tour de Grand at reduced prices. This ensures more children each year are provided with a bicycle helmet. The Cambridge Tour de Grand has purchased over 1,750 helmets in the past five years.
You can do your part by wearing your helmet as an example to your children and signing up to ride in the next Cambridge Tour de Grand.
Also, special thanks to the Kiwanis Club of Cambridge and the City of Cambridge for providing funds for Bicycle Rodeo Kits used by Cambridge Neighbourhood Associations for bicycle safety events.