Ottawa Community News. August 31, 2017. By Brian Dryden
The Grassroot Grannies are about to get on their bicycles and start pedalling for a good cause again as the 8th annual Ride To Turn The Tide event is slated to start on Sept. 6 in Stittsville.
The event is in support of African Grandmothers by way of the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s “Grandmothers to Grandmothers” campaign.
Local grandmothers and grandfathers are expected to participate in the three-day cycling fundraiser to show support and raise money for African grandmothers whose lives have been impacted by HIV/AIDS.
This year’s ride is set to start at 9 a.m. when those participating will depart from the Bushtukah location at 5607 Hazeldean Rd. and are expected to return on Sept. 8 in the early afternoon to the Bushtukah outlet at 203 Richmond Rd. in the Westboro neighbourhood. The cyclists will pass through Ashton, Appleton, Almonte, Perth, Merrickville and Metcalfe during the ride.
Riders pay their own costs for the ride and seek sponsors.
They hope to raise $55,000 this year with all proceeds going to the Stephen Lewis Foundation.
For more information or to make a donation for the cause, go to grassrootgrannies.com.