What you need to know before lifeCYCLE on August 18

lifeCYCLE 2017 participants

LifeCYCLE 2018 riders – it’s almost cycle time in support of Kingston Health Sciences Centre and Providence Care. Here are a few important things to read before Saturday’s event:

When should I arrive? All participants need to be on the 8:30 a.m. ferry in order to arrive at Wolfie’s for 9:00 a.m..

Where do I go once on Wolfe Island? The start and finish is taking place at Wolfie’s (across the street from The General Wolfe Inn). You will take your first left once off the ferry and head down the road, Wolfie’s is on the left hand side (1237 County Rd 96).

Should I drive my car? We are encouraging all cyclists to park at 55 Rideau St (UHKF’s office) and walk to the ferry with their bikes. If you do drive over to Wolfe Island there is limited parking available beside Wolfie’s.

What should I bring?

  • Helmet
  • Water bottle. Water, Gatorade and snacks will be provided to all cyclists.
  • A spare inner tube and equipment for repairing a flat
  • Cell phone
  • Health card
  • Emergency contact information
  • Change of clothing. If you bring a bag with belongings it can be kept at Wolfie’s. While it will be supervised we cannot be held responsible for lost or stolen objects.

I have offline donations, what should I do? If you have any cheques or cash we are asking all cyclists to bring them to the UHKF Office at 55 Rideau Street the week of August 13. We would like to minimize the amount of cash on hand the day of.

Should I bring a lunch? The fine folks at The General Wolfe Inn will be providing all cyclists with a BBQ lunch when you are done the route.

Are there breaks along the routes? We have check points with refreshments set up approximately every 20 km.

Can I share photos? If you are inspired on the day we encourage you to take photos and post them on your social media, please tag #UHKFLifeCycle. Please be safe and don’t take photos while you are cycling.

When is the event over? All cyclists must be finished at Wolfie’s by 3:00 p.m.. If you are still on the road at 3:00 p.m. our volunteers will pick you up and transport you to Wolfie’s.

What happens if I need something along the route? On the route we will have volunteers in designated support vehicles. All vehicles will carry extra water and first aid supplies and a phone for emergency purposes. On the morning of the event you will be provided with a phone number so you can call one of these volunteers if you need anything.

What if I get injured while riding? The roads are open to local traffic so please cycle with caution. In the event of a serious accident, call 911 and Frontenac Paramedics on Wolfe Island will respond. If you require minor first aid, like Band-Aids or icepacks, our volunteer support team will have these in their vehicles. All cyclists will be provided with a map and emergency numbers before they head out.

We can’t wait for Saturday! If you have any questions, contact us at 613-549-5452 ext. 5916.