The 15th Annual Ride For Doug was held on Sunday June 6th, 2021.
$15,000 for Muscular Dystrophy Canada
$15,000 for Doug's Accessible Vehicle
After the ride, join the Ride For Doug team on a YouTube Livestream.
Get updates from the RFD Team, and pop into the chat to interact live with the program. See how you can submit your own video message for Doug in the section below.
The Post-Ride Livestream has been recorded and is still available to watch at these links.
Ride For Doug has raised over a quarter million dollars for Muscular Dystrophy Canada.
Thanks to your generosity, Doug's family is able to now purchase the Chrevrolet Traverse SUV modfications pictured here. Watch the Livestream for a reveal of the vehicle!
Ride For Doug 2021 was the 15th Annual Ride. Due to COVID-19 and following Public Health Orders, we had to structure the ride like the 2020 - without rest stops and without the post-ride BBQ
What an incredible year! RFD 2021 raised over $30,000
$15,000 was raised for Muscular Dystrophy Canada. These funds will be used to supporte work they do for families accross Canada with Neuromuscular Disorders.
$15,000 was raised towards the Accessible SUV - and thanks to your support Doug's family will have it in their driveway by Summer!
Thank you for your incredible show of support.
The post Ride BBQ Program was replaced with a YouTube livestream for 2021. In this program RFD provided an update on how MDC is using money raised by RFD, as well as the usual doorprizes and rider recognition.
A highlight this year was the reveal of the actual Accessible Vehicle that Doug's family will be purchasing thanks to the generostity and hard work of all of you. The livestream is still available at this link for you to see.LIVESTEAM LINK
Ride For Doug has a sister ride on Vancouver Island. It too raises money for Muscular Dystrophy Canada.
Ride plans for 2021 are still waiting for firm Public Health Order changes - but we are hoping for a ride in September.
Watch this space for details.
Over the first 15 years of Ride For Doug, you have helped to raise over $275,000 for Muscular Dystrophy Canada. This money has supported research, and funded equipment for Muscular Dystrophy patients. You have additionally raised over $50,000 for special projects for Doug himself. (such as the Stair Lift Project in 2016, and towards the vehicle he will be purhasing in June of 2021) Thank you.
These links will be available for a short time post-ride if you still want to donate.
At Ride For Doug you get to choose where your support goes.
One option is to support Muscular Dystrophy Canada. This organization assists families of those in the fight against Muscular Dystrophy. By selecting the GIVE TO MDC button, you will be helping with this key organization.
A second option is to support special projects for Doug's family. RFD has raised funds for a stairlift in Doug's home. By selecting GIVE TO VEHICLE FUND you will be helping with that.
Regardless of which option you choose, we feel your support. Thank you.
Give directly to Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Donate to this year’s ride or register as a fundraiser to join us in the fight against Muscular Dystrophy.
Over the past 14 years, RFD participants have raised over a quarter million dollars for MDC. This money has gone on to fund research, purchase equipment, and educate people about Muscular Dystrophy.
These donations ARE eligible for tax deductions.
Accessible vehicles are expensive. It costs approximately $30,000 to $40,000 to modify a vehicle for accessibility. This is on top of the base vehicle cost. Give to the Go Fund Me accessible vehicle fund to directly help Doug get a vehicle that can carry his chair.
Thanks to your support the Chrevrolet Traverse Conversion is being purchased! We are all excited to see it arriving in Doug's driveway before this summer! There are still costs involved with setting up the SUV, and any additional funds collected will be directed to offset these costs.
These donations are NOT tax deductible
If you select the GIVE TO MDC option, you will recieve a tax receipt. A reciept will be sent to you directly by Muscular Dystrophy Canada.
If you select the GIVE TO VEHICLE FUND option, you are not eligible for a tax receipt.
In order to keep Doug, his family, and all our volunteers safe - 100% of registration and donation collecting is done online. Rider registration will space out our group around the parking lot allowing full compliance with event size restrictions.
Everyone present in the lot count towards our event capacity limits. In order to ensure we can have as many riders as possible we ask that you use the section of 200th between Boston Pizza and the Golden Ears bridge to stake out your cheering location. We look forward as much as you do to when we can all grab a donut and catch up.
We would love to have you join us for the Livestream live! We will be interacting in the YouTube chat channel. We will deliver post ride results, and some exciting updates.
There are several ways to participate. Send in a short video greeting. Use the YouTube chat to interact with others during stream. Join us in a game of kahoot during the broadcast and test your knowledge.
Check out the GIVE TO VEHICLE FUND link for a more complete description of the challenges along the way. Tune into the Livestream for some very exciting news.
In order to complete this site in time for the 2021 RFD, we needed to cut some pieces out. We will be returning with links on the website as soon as time permits.
This decision hasn't been made yet. RFD website will be updated with details when we know.
Ride For Doug is 100% volunteer run.
Ride For Doug is organized in Langley, BC