May to october — Can-Am Spyder and Ryker rides
Can-Am Spyder and Ryker's Ride
In order to raise funds for ovarian cancer research, the Can-Am Spyder and Ryker’s Ride rides allow participants to travel the roads of Quebec to discover regions that offer beautiful scenery. Since 2022, the rides are now organized by various Spyder and Ryker clubs across Quebec and they donate a portion of their profits to the Montreal Cancer Institute.
Spyders and Rykers blessing
With the participation of several local clubs, the Spyder and Ryker Club of the Laurentians invite all enthusiasts to take part in their “The Blessing of the Spyders and Rykers” hike. This special event will take place directly on the site of the Shrine of Lourdes de Rigaud, which will be specially opened for our event. Participants are expected to be on site by 11:00 a.m. On site, a BBQ will be served and all proceeds from the dinner will be donated to the Montreal Cancer Institute.
After the meal and presentation to the Institute of Donated Material, participants can have their Spyder or Ryker blessed. Afterwards, a small group hike will be organized to end the day.
Where: Shrine of Lourdes de Rigaud, 18 Rue Bourget, Rigaud, QC J0P 1P0
When: Saturday, May 20, postponed in case of rain
How: To participate in this special day, register here.
A gift will also be asked of the participants in order to thank the leaders of the Shrine of Lourdes for their hospitality.
Spyder Rock and Blues fest
On Saturday, June 17, the 2nd edition of the Spyder Rock & Blues Fest will be held in St. Albert, Ontario. Several activities are planned during the day, including road trials, thanks to the group Loiselle Sports, with the new 2023 models from BRP.
In the afternoon, there will be the first Spyder Rock & Blues Dice Run for the Montreal Cancer Institute. Over $1,500 in prizes will be awarded to participants. For meals, wood baked pizza will be served at lunch and a meaty for dinner.
This evening, under the tent, a beautiful show by Brian Tyler and the Bluestorm will close the day.
Where: 616 Paul Latour Road, The Nation, Ontario, K0A 3C0
When: Saturday, June 17
How: There are different packages for this event. To participate, register here.
Rallye Défi Can-Am Spyder
Born from the marriage of two events, Rallye Défi Can-Am Spyder was created in 2013. This initiative of Pierre Riendeau, Manon d’Amours, Johanne Marcoux and Luc Riendeau brings together Can-Am Spyder enthusiasts and lovers for a ride in various regions of Quebec.
Over the past few years, Johanne Marcoux and the Rallye Défi Can-Am Spyder team have organized several rally-rides per year, always with the objective of raising funds for ovarian cancer research. Over $260,000 has been raised over the years for the cause, allowing research teams to continue their research into ovarian cancer.
In 2022, Johanne Marcoux, Luc Riendeau and their team have decided to pass on the torch of this fundraising event. Thus, a new formula is proposed to Can-Am Spyder and Ryker enthusiasts who wish to participate in the benefit rides. Organized from now on by the Can-Am Spyder and Ryker clubs throughout Quebec, the rides will be posted on the Institute’s website and on the clubs’ respective platforms.
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