Rubber Hits Road For Special Olympics Fundraiser

By Sergeant Jeff Redden,
Toronto Police Service
Published: 2:16 p.m. August 15, 2014
Updated: 2:19 p.m. August 15, 2014

A hundred motorcycle riders took to the road to raise money for Special Olympics Ontario.

A man in TPS uniform on a TPS motorcycles accompanied by other men nearby on motorcycles
Toronto Police Motor Squad officers escort riders at the start of their journey
  • A man in TPS uniform on a TPS motorcycles accompanied by other men nearby on motorcycles
  • Three men in TPS uniform with another man
  • A man and two women at a table full of shirts for sale
  • Four men in a row

The Torch Ride  drew 100 riders from Scarborough Town Centre to downtown Peterborough to raise $22,000 for Special Olympians.

Riders had a police escort courtesy of the Toronto Police Motor Squad and Peterborough-Lakefield officers for the journey that meandered over 400 kilometres on rural roads north of the city. The event is one of 14 rides this summer that fund Special Olympics' athletes.

Deputy Chief Mark Sanders, Superintendent Ron Taverner, Staff Inspector David Marks and Acting Inspector Suzanne Redman joined in the ride alongside members of the community.

CityTV's Kevin Frankish rode with us in a sidecar and was the emcee of the event

Chief Bill Blair, Niagara Regional Police Service Chief Jeff McGuire and Peterborough-Lakefield Community Police Chief Murray Rodd congratulated  participants at the end of the ride.

Photo Journal of Torch Ride 

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