We’re back and so excited to ride with you again!
Gravel riding is an adventure that escapes the hustle of daily life. Adventure awaits you at this year’s gravel event with exciting rides and breathtaking views in South-West BC’s hidden gem, the Chilliwack River Valley.
Whether you are coming for a casual cruise with friends, or to lay it out on the race circuit, this year’s Ride For Water will be one of your Highlights this summer!
AN EXCITING RIDE
Your ride experience is our top priority. Gravel riding can take you to challenging places, but our ride support team has you covered with 3 rider support teams covering the start finish, route marking and traffic control. Our on course rider support includes support motos, pilot bikes, 2 rider aid stations and pilot vehicles. For racers we have a dedicated race marshall to ensure strong and fair competition.
A FANTASTIC CELEBRATION
You rose to the Ride For Water challenge- now it’s time to celebrate! Our event location will have great food, drinks, music, prizes and fun. We’ll make sure you have a hero’s welcome as you cross the finish line and a comfortable place to tell stories from the day.
A GREAT CAUSE
So much more than just a gravel ride. Your Ride For Water entry fee goes directly to our work to bring fresh water to a rural Southern community.
Access to clean water is key to securing health, education, economic and social wellbeing. Thank you for helping us partner with the people of rural Ethiopia so they can transform their lives forever.
New to Gravel cycling? No problem! This fun route combines wooded trails, quiet roads and classic gravel climbs for a complete introduction to a gravel ride. Ride with friends at your own pace with full support if you want to take a break and enjoy the scenery.
Beginning from our event location, the route prologue travels through Cultus Lake to Vance Rd, then rolls into gravel with a climb up to Liumchen Creek Forest Service Rd.
At Liumchen creek, give a high-five to our support team and head back down for a well deserved celebration cruise back to the event HQ for our after-party.
Take your gravel adventure up a notch with 2 loops up Slesse Rd to Bench Rd, a hill climb prime and a sprint prime. Cash prizes for podium places and a great test against Western Canada’s best gravel racers.
Beginning with a prologue from our event location, the race starts when the gravel begins on Vance Rd at Cultus Lake. Racers climb over Liumchen Creek Forest Service Rd, head west over Tamahi Bridge then head uphill on Slesse Rd to Bench Rd. Crossing over Chilliwack River Rd at Foley Creek the race heads west along the Trans Canada Trail back to Tamahi Bridge. As racers return to Tamahi, the route heads back over Liumchen Rd and back to the Vance Rd Finish line. After finishing the race, enjoy a celebration cruise back down to the Event HQ for our after-party.
A Gravel Grind adventure that links multiple mixed surface terrain in a format that showcases the stunning beauty of the Fraser Valley.
In the spectacular Chilliwack River Valley.
The ride begins and ends in Vedder Park in Chilliwack, BC. Take the #3 Rd or Sardis exit from Hwy 1.
Funds raised through the Ride for Water will go to build clean water systems and a school in the rural Southern communities of Ethiopia.
Expect to be riding between 2.5 and 5 hours for our 80k route. Our intro route is will range between 1- 2.5 hours. Remember, this is a self-supported ride. There will be rider aid stations en-route, but prepare as if you will ride using your own supplies.
You could try to do it off the couch, but we suggest some amount of base miles training would be ideal for ride enjoyment. Try to fit in some green level mountain bike trail riding too.
A good sense of adventure, with a medium to moderate comfort level for riding on mixed surface terrain.
Please follow the registration button above to sign up!
HUGE thanks to our generous donors for making this possible!
Ride for Water
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Donation Disclaimer: 100% of your donations go directly to Ethiopia to bring clean water and improved education. All of our overhead cost is covered by a group of generous partners. If this year’s designated project is fully funded, Run for Water reserves the right to use excess funds to build additional water and education projects in other rural communities in Ethiopia.