The New Ride for Sight 2009 Collingwood Waterfront

January 1 2009

Ride for Sight, Canada’s largest motorcycle charity event will be celebrated on the streets and waterfront of Collingwood, Ontario in 2009. The new “Ride for Sight – Collingwood Waterfront” will take place the weekend of June 19th to 21st, 2009.

“The new partnership between Ride for Sight and the Town of Collingwood means that not only can motorcyclists enjoy the festivities and support the cause, but that everybody from residents to local businesses can now participate in this great weekend festival in some way,” said Debbie Dixon, National Marketing & Event Manager, Ride for Sight.

Motorcycle enthusiasts who raise $75 or more in donations will still receive a wristband that will enable them access to the activities, including the live evening concerts and free camping. All of the traditional favorites will be back too; Bike Games, Show n’ Shine, Motorcycle Demo Rides, and Vendor Marketplace. In addition to all of the great entertainment, participants will enjoy new Ride for Sight activities on the streets and waterfront of downtown Collingwood. The essence of the festival is the traditional motorcycle parade that will begin in Toronto and travel along scenic Airport Road into Collingwood.

“The Town of Collingwood is delighted to be partnering in this event and I wish all the participants every success,” said Mayor Christopher J. Carrier. “This was a great event for Collingwood and I welcome everyone back!”.

Motorcyclists Fighting Blindness for 31 Years

Ride for Sight Collingwood Waterfront is the largest of eight Ride for Sight fundraisers which take place across Canada. Since it began in Central Ontario, Ride for Sight events have raised more than $17 million for The Foundation Fighting Blindness, Canada’s largest not-for-profit funding research to find the treatments and cures for genetic forms of blindness. For more information about Ride for Sight, please visit: or for more about The Foundation Fighting Blindness, please visit:

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