Established in 2016, The Knobby Tire Trek for Kids is a family-friendly, mountain biking and hiking event that helps raise money for charities that assist children and their families who are living with cancer. This year, all funds raised will go to support programming at Camp Trillium (Camp for Children with Cancer) and the KidFit Program located at SickKids Hospital in Toronto, Ontario.
This event, hosted by Tecasy Ranch, is a 400-acre, privately owned, outdoor adventure facility located 25 minutes north of Peterborough. With over 40km of mountain biking and hiking trails, along with exceptional camping facilities, participants are guaranteed to have a memorable and enriching, outdoor experience. Click on the Knobby Tire Logo above to see highlights from last year’s event!
Things you need to know!
Registration (Saturday event):
Corporate matching program in effect for Adult fundraising efforts over and above $300.
Funds raised will go to support Camp Trillium and SickKids - KidFIt Program Click here to learn more.
Emily Batty is Canada’s top ranked professional, mountain bike racer. Career highlights include 2X Olympian; placing 4th at the 2016 Olympic Games, 2016 World Champion-Bronze Medalist, 2015 Pan-Am Gold medalist and 7 Time Canadian National Champion. In 2017, Emily had 9 top 10 finishes, which included 7 trips to the podium. Highlights include: 1st at the Canadian National Championship in Canmore Alberta, 4th at the UCI MTB World Cup Race at Mont Saint Anne, Quebec, 5th at the UCI MTB World Cup Race in Andorra and 7th at the World Championships in Cairns, Australia after suffering a horrific crash that left her with a severe gash in her left leg! Most recently Emily placed 4th in the UCI MTB World Cup in the Czech Republic. Emily is currently ranked 14th in the world and works with many high profile companies including Red Bull, Lululemon, USG, Pfaff Auto, Trek Bikes and Oakley.
Emily is passionate about cycling and it is her belief that EVERY child should have a bike. Together with her husband and coach Adam Morka, they have created the Emily Batty Project whose mission is to help grow the sport of cycling at the grassroots level by supporting and providing awareness, fundraising and mentorship to youth-focused cycling charities, programs and clubs. The Knobby Tire Trek for Kids is honoured to have Emily Batty with us this weekend as an ambassador of the sport of cycling.