Mar 26, 2019
Cycle for Sight Gears Up With Beer Tasting Socials
Cycle for Sight season has kicked off in Toronto! Fighting Blindness Canada (FBC) has been hosting Beer Tasting Socials at bike stores across the GTA to encourage people to learn more about this fun and memorable event.
These socials give cyclists and supporters alike the chance to learn more about the 2019 Cycle for Sight—and to meet inspiring individuals like Maya Jonas.
When she was in her twenties, Maya was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a degenerative eye condition that caused her to lose her vision. Today, she is an accomplished Paralympic athlete who pursues excellence in sports and life.
Recently, Maya returned from the Canada Winter Games with one silver and two bronze medals in cross country skiing—a big accomplishment in its own right, but doubly impressive as Maya was the oldest athlete in her class, and beat out teenagers for a spot on the podium. Wahoo!
She has also run in several marathons, including Boston, New York, Chicago, San Diego and Toronto. Maya was the first blind Canadian woman to complete the Boston Marathon.
Maya was bitten by the tandem cycling bug last year when she pedaled the 90 km route at Cycle For Sight Vancouver. This year she is looking forward to riding the 125 km with her new captain, Mitch Kamiel, at Cycle for Sight Toronto. With the personal motto “Never back down, never give up,” Maya is an inspiration for riders across the country!
JOIN US AT THE SEASON’S FINAL LAST BEER TASTING SOCIAL
Bring your friends and family to the Trek Bicycle Store in Aurora to sample Mill Street’s spring offerings and learn more about this year’s Cycle for Sight.
Refreshing beer tastings, scrumptious food, and a gift when you register!
REGISTER FOR CYCLE FOR SIGHT IN VANCOUVER AND TORONTO
No need to wait— you can register for Cycle for Sight today! Early bird registration for our Toronto and Vancouver events ends April 1st, so sign up today and save 50% of your registration fee.
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