Ride The Riding
Thank-you message from Gord about Ride the Riding
Hello Ride the Riding friends!
We just got home from an amazing ride the riding tour and we honestly couldn’t have done it without you.
I want to take a moment to express my appreciation for your role in helping make this trip happen. From helping coordinate event stations, hosting coffee houses, and making contacts, to putting up posters, leading bike rides, rallying people to cycle, and just generally supporting the trip – thank you.
If you haven’t already you can see some of the photos from the Ride the Riding tour on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GordJohnsMP/
We also have more information about Bill C-312: An Act to Establish a National Cycling Strategy on the website and on our NEW Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/gordjohnscycling/
Please share these around with people who might be interested!
We visited 28 communities over 13 days, including 9 First Nations and 6 communities only accessible via boat. More than 600 people, including you, were involved in making this event happen! The stories were heard along the way were life changing and I will truly never forget this experience.
We simply could not have done this tour without support from YOU – people on the ground working to create community.
Please stay in touch as issues arise and projects continue. If there are ways that we can support you, don’t hesitate to contact our office. Finally, if you haven’t heard from us on things that we said that we would follow up on please don’t be shy to contact us. Sometimes messages get missed along the way, our apologies in advance for that.
It was a pleasure getting to meet you all and I look forward to working with you in the future.
On behalf of our whole team – thank you for your incredible energy, enthusiasm, and support. Ride the Riding was a huge success, largely because of your support.
Information about Ride-the-Riding
Member of Parliament Gord Johns will cycle across the Courtenay-Alberni riding to hear from residents about their ideas, issues, and concerns in general and to discuss his Private Member’s Bill C-312: An Act to Establish a National Cycling Strategy. The cycle tour will kick off August 21, 2017 in Hot Springs Cove. From there Gord will cycle his way across Vancouver Island with 26 coffeehouses planned in different communities across the region. Community members are invited to join in sections of the ride or come out to any of the coffeehouses to talk with Gord. See the event schedule below or follow us on Facebook at @gordjohnscycling or @gordjohnsmp and #RidetheRiding!
I will cycle across the Courtenay-Alberni riding to hear from residents about ideas, issues, and concerns in general and to discuss my Private Member’s Bill C-312: An Act to Establish a National Cycling Strategy. Starting off in Hot Springs Cove I will host 26 coffeehouses in different communities as I ride across the region. Whether on a bike or at a coffeehouse I invite you to join me. See the full event schedule below or follow us on Facebook at @gordjohnscycling or @gordjohnsmp and #RidetheRiding!
Ride the Riding Schedule
21-Aug Hot Springs / Ahousaht
22-Aug Tofino / Esowista / Hitacu / Macoah
23-Aug Ucluelet / Bamfield
24-Aug Pachena Bay / Anacla / Huu-ay-aht
25-Aug Port Alberni / Whiskey Creek
26-Aug Errington / Hilliers / Nanoose
27-Aug Parksville / Qualicum Beach
28-Aug French Creek / Lasqueti
29-Aug Bowser / Fanny Bay / Denman Island
30-Aug Hornby Island
31-Aug Union Bay / Royston
2- Sept Courtenay
Like Gord's facebook page 'Make Canada a Cycling Nation'
Twitter hashtag #RidetheRiding
See where Gord is tinyurl.com/RideTheRiding