Below you will find the information to help out with this amazing organization and a meaningful ride. Our club has been a huge support in the past with Capital Bike. This is a fun event, visiting some memorable areas in Victoria to honour the survivors of residential school survivors. Come out and represent our club with this important community event.
Volunteer Request for Capital Bikes September 30, 2023 Truth and Reconciliation Day Ride.
This is from Adam Krupper Executive Director of Capital Bike,
Hello Ride Marshals!
I’m happy to announce that Capital Bike will be hosting the 2023 Truth and Reconciliation Day Ride.
For those of you who have participated in the past, you know what an amazing, meaningful, and powerful way to honour residential school survivors this is.
BIG IMPROVEMENTS FOR 2023
This year, we’ve got a parade permit for the Ride. This means that we will be able to use the entire roadway and we will have police officers doing rolling intersection closures along the route. This means that the entire ride will be protected from automobile traffic and we can focus on what matters most – the ride and residential school survivors.
We need 30-35 Ride Marshals! Last year, we had about 500 people come out – and this year, with the Ride being a full parade, we expect more!
What’s really great is that Ride Marshals have an easier job this year. Ride Marshals will be mostly making sure people don’t get lost or left behind. If there’s a medical or safety issue, report that to the Police. No longer will Ride Marshals have to close intersections and block drivers, which will be a big pressure release!
Date: September 30, 2023
Location: Songhees Park
8 am - Event set-up: stage, sound, tent
8:45 - Ride Marshal talk/prep
9:30 - Speeches begin at Songhees Park
10:30 Riders leave Songhees Park (9.2km ride with Police escort)
11:30 - Arrival at Royal Athletic Park/South Island Powwow
12:30 - Event tear-down, return equipment
If you would like to help out at the Ride, please let me know as soon as possible. Just reply to my email in my signature block.
We could use help with:
Audio set-up on the day of
Distributing Noise Permit notification letters
Spreading the word (digitally)
So, if there’s anything that you can lend a hand with, we would be really grateful!