21st Bike Rally
PLEASE SPONSOR
Catherine Nasmith
Amount Raised
$16,875.00
Fundraising Goal $16,000.00

My Message

Even though last year was the toughest ride yet, I am back riding in memory of my brother Carl and to tell the story of the history along the beautiful route between Toronto and Montreal. PWA was Carl's favourite charity, but the event has come to be important to me for many other reasons. I have chosen the biggest financial goal yet, but with your support, together we can make it happen. Last year I placed third in fundraising. 

May is a big month for me in remembering Carl, which is why the first fundraising email goes out now. He died five years ago, May 10, 2014, just a few weeks shy of his birthday on May 27.  We mark the anniversary of his death with a dinner where we eat all his favourite foods, drink his favourite cocktail, the Carlsmopolitan and reminisce. On May 27, Will, Carl's husband and I get together for a picnic at the gravesite. It started on the spur of the moment in 2014 and has become a standing date in both our calendars. We always pour a little champagne on the grave, because Carl never had more than a sip. We love to remember him. 

At 66, and 20 lbs overweight its a pretty crazy goal to set out to ride more than 600k with people who are generally much younger and stronger. I have been doing intense indoor training at Sweet Pete's, one of the ride sponsors, over the winter and have been riding outdoors since the beginning of April. You'd think I'd be pretty fast by now. I wish I were! My goal is to continue this event as long as I am able, and to at least not be the last rider to arrive at the Dairy Queen in Lancaster! 

This year the research I did is featured in every bike rally newsletter that goes out to participants and has been posted as a bike rally blog. This year the focus is on the places the bike rally stops. I am very proud of the partnership forged between my two favourite charities, Architectural Conservancy Ontario (ACO) and People with Aids (PWA), and hope it will be of benefit to both. 

We leave on August 11. I will send out a story about the route history to you every week until then, hoping it will inspire you to sponsor my efforts and support the great work of PWA.

Event Date
Aug 11, 2019 12:00 AM
Location Name
(6-Day) Toronto to Montreal

My Team

Catherine is part of Bent Spokes (Geoff Gibson & Steve Yeates)
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My Supporters (148)

Marion Washington donated $100.00
Aug 27, 2019 5:04 PM
Nina Chapple donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 26, 2019 12:23 PM
Gail Pool donated $25.00
Aug 24, 2019 9:31 AM
Aleck Dadson donated $100.00
Aug 22, 2019 7:17 AM
Anonymous donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 20, 2019 8:58 PM
William Gerrard donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 16, 2019 4:16 PM
Marc Kemerer donated $100.00
Aug 16, 2019 5:47 AM
Anne H left a message
Aug 15, 2019 6:13 PM
keep pedalling !
Anonymous donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 15, 2019 6:10 PM
Anne Beach Johnston left a message
Aug 13, 2019 9:09 PM
You go girl!!! Big hugs Anne
Anne Beach Johnston donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 13, 2019 9:08 PM
Gee Chung donated $50.00
Aug 12, 2019 11:35 AM
Peggy MacKenzie donated $150.00
Aug 11, 2019 6:56 PM
Erin O’Callaghan donated $50.00
Aug 11, 2019 3:59 PM
Augustus Butterfield donated $100.00
Aug 11, 2019 7:13 AM
Sheena left a message
Aug 10, 2019 9:44 PM
May the wind be at your back, and the rest stops have good food!
Sheena Sharp donated $100.00
Aug 10, 2019 9:42 PM
Sue Dexter donated $25.00
Aug 10, 2019 5:57 PM
Lorne Cappe donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 10, 2019 11:44 AM
Andrew Dunbar-Nasmith donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 10, 2019 3:06 AM
Mary Jane Philp left a message
Aug 10, 2019 12:04 AM
Enjoy your ride Cathy. You're amazing!
Mary Jane Philp donated $100.00
Aug 10, 2019 12:03 AM
Sue Clarry donated $100.00
Aug 9, 2019 8:38 PM
Penny Potter left a message
Aug 9, 2019 8:34 PM
Good luck in your ride. I hope to meet your mother at Chartwell...and perhaps you. My b-in-law is moving in today from Davenhill. I share your ride info with my niece who is also a biker..she did a biking trip to Japan 2 years ago. Penny Potter (member NYHS and OHS)
Penelope Potter donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 9, 2019 8:26 PM
Patrick Lee donated $25.00
Aug 9, 2019 6:36 PM
Ceta Ramkhalawansingh donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 9, 2019 5:19 PM
Margaret Zeidler donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 9, 2019 5:15 PM
Lloyd Alter donated $100.00
Aug 9, 2019 5:14 PM
Nancy left a message
Aug 9, 2019 12:47 PM
Good luck Catherine!
Nancy Chambers donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 9, 2019 12:45 PM
Maureen Washington donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 9, 2019 11:35 AM
Bruce Nasmith donated $200.00
Aug 5, 2019 7:10 PM
Bruce Nasmith left a message
Aug 5, 2019 7:07 PM
Great work Cathy! I am so proud of you!
Anonymous donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 4, 2019 1:09 PM
Mom left a message
Aug 4, 2019 12:59 PM
We're in your corner
Anne Washington donated $500.00
Aug 4, 2019 12:58 PM
Mom left a message
Aug 4, 2019 12:55 PM
Go Cathy Go
Donna Crossan donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 3, 2019 11:37 AM
Joanne left a message
Jul 31, 2019 4:40 PM
All power to you!
Joanne Nasmith donated $20.00
Jul 31, 2019 4:39 PM
Love R left a message
Jul 25, 2019 7:30 PM
May the Fours be with you
Robert Allsopp donated an undisclosed amount
Jul 25, 2019 7:29 PM
Carolyn left a message
Jul 24, 2019 8:44 PM
Glad to hear your pleasure of the history along the route. Sorry to hear about Aunt Ann. Good luck resettling!
Carolyn Hill donated $100.00
Jul 24, 2019 8:40 PM
Augustus Butterfield donated $100.00
Jul 22, 2019 5:37 PM
Margaret Zeidler donated an undisclosed amount
Jul 22, 2019 10:50 AM
Gunta Towsley donated an undisclosed amount
Jul 22, 2019 7:55 AM
Julie left a message
Jul 20, 2019 2:59 PM
Best wishes for a fun and successful ride this year Cathy!
Julie Nasmith donated $25.00
Jul 20, 2019 2:57 PM
Jeffrey Barrett donated $50.00
Jul 20, 2019 9:32 AM
Will Teron left a message
Jul 19, 2019 2:11 PM
Thank you for making this outstanding effort for a great cause. All the best on the road.
Tacoma Engineers donated $250.00
Jul 19, 2019 2:10 PM
Marcia Cuthbert donated $40.00
Jul 19, 2019 10:17 AM
shannon kyles donated an undisclosed amount
Jul 19, 2019 10:06 AM
Devorah Miller left a message
Jul 18, 2019 2:21 PM
Go Cathy - you're amazing!
Devorah Miller donated an undisclosed amount
Jul 18, 2019 2:20 PM
Anonymous donated $1,500.00
Jul 18, 2019 11:14 AM
Linda and Alan Barcar donated $100.00
Jul 18, 2019 9:55 AM
David Clarry left a message
Jul 17, 2019 10:24 PM
Enjoy your ride, and hope you find a new home for your mom that she can enjoy
David Clarry donated $500.00
Jul 17, 2019 10:21 PM
Patrick Lee donated $25.00
Jul 17, 2019 5:06 PM
Penina Coopersmith donated $100.00
Jul 5, 2019 1:24 PM
Julian Bernard donated $100.00
Jul 4, 2019 8:46 PM
Alexander and Hilary Eastwood donated an undisclosed amount
Jul 3, 2019 10:26 AM
Rollo Myers donated $100.00
Jul 3, 2019 9:37 AM
John Sewell donated $100.00
Jul 2, 2019 9:28 PM
Liz Rykert donated an undisclosed amount
Jul 2, 2019 4:54 PM
Liz Rykert left a message
Jul 2, 2019 4:52 PM
May the wind be always at your back and may you sight foxes in all the right places.
Judy Goldstein left a message
Jun 27, 2019 7:38 PM
All good wishes and luck sent to Catherine
Judy Goldstein donated $40.00
Jun 27, 2019 7:37 PM
Lorelei Jones donated $50.00
Jun 26, 2019 3:39 PM
Aleck left a message
Jun 26, 2019 9:46 AM
Best of luck with the ride!
Aleck Dadson donated $100.00
Jun 26, 2019 9:46 AM
Gerry Anthony left a message
Jun 25, 2019 11:35 PM
Be safe Cathy. I will be thinking of you . Good Luck
Gerry Anthony left a message
Jun 25, 2019 11:34 PM
Good Luck Cathy. Be safe - I will be thinking of you,
Geraldine Anthony donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 25, 2019 11:33 PM
Scott James donated $200.00
Jun 25, 2019 9:53 PM
George Hume left a message
Jun 25, 2019 6:00 PM
You are an inspiration!
George Hume donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 25, 2019 5:59 PM
Marion R. Washington donated $300.00
Jun 24, 2019 1:39 PM
Richard Longley donated $50.00
Jun 19, 2019 8:32 PM
Pam left a message
Jun 19, 2019 5:47 PM
Well done, going for another year! Love the historical addition to the ride!
Pamela Mazza donated $100.00
Jun 19, 2019 5:46 PM
Patricia Nasmith left a message
Jun 19, 2019 3:52 PM
I admire you for doing this for so many years. Hope you have good weather and no injuries.
Patricia Nasmith donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 19, 2019 3:50 PM
Matthew Otto donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 19, 2019 12:49 PM
Alison left a message
Jun 19, 2019 11:13 AM
Best of luck Cathy!
Alison von Criegern donated $25.00
Jun 19, 2019 11:13 AM
Guy Burry donated $250.00
Jun 19, 2019 10:26 AM
Kerry left a message
Jun 18, 2019 11:22 AM
Wishing you good weather, new and old friendships and perseverance!
Kerry Peacock donated $100.00
Jun 18, 2019 11:20 AM
Patty Watteyne left a message
Jun 18, 2019 9:33 AM
Looking forward to hearing more about this year's great adventure!
Patty Watteyne donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 18, 2019 9:32 AM
Kae Elgie left a message
Jun 18, 2019 8:38 AM
Go Catherine Go! You're amazing
Kae Elgie donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 18, 2019 8:36 AM
W Bruce Wither donated $250.00
Jun 17, 2019 6:56 PM
Fiorino Design Inc. donated $150.00
Jun 14, 2019 10:07 AM
Taylor Hazell Architects Ltd. donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 11, 2019 11:29 AM
Jenny Nasmith Yandt left a message
Jun 10, 2019 12:21 PM
Love and prayers for an easier ride than last year! Your training sounds intense with all those 200ks! Uncle Carl is proud of you no doubt.
Jenny Nasmith Yandt donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 10, 2019 12:20 PM
Sheila Nasmith left a message
Jun 10, 2019 8:42 AM
We wish you great weather on another amazing trip
Sheila Nasmith donated $200.00
Jun 10, 2019 8:40 AM
Sheila du Toit donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 9, 2019 10:47 AM
Lisa Pottie and Laurie Bryson left a message
Jun 7, 2019 10:32 AM
You are amazing! We know you'll succeed and will be cheering for you.
Lisa Pottie donated $150.00
Jun 7, 2019 10:31 AM
Leith Hunter donated $100.00
Jun 6, 2019 7:50 PM
Nigel and Jessie Barham donated $200.00
Jun 6, 2019 1:41 AM
Leon and Vonnie Zupan donated $100.00
Jun 5, 2019 6:18 PM
Sandra Shaul left a message
Jun 5, 2019 5:24 PM
Best wishes for a dry ride. I know you will succeed.
Sandra Shaul donated $100.00
Jun 5, 2019 5:22 PM
Gerard Gauci donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 5, 2019 4:55 PM
Donald Winkler donated $100.00
Jun 4, 2019 12:58 PM
Elsa Lam donated $50.00
Jun 3, 2019 9:38 AM
Robert Buckingham donated $200.00
Jun 2, 2019 1:31 PM
Bill Greaves donated $100.00
May 31, 2019 11:47 AM
Ken O’Brien donated $50.00
May 27, 2019 8:46 PM
Elizabeth Baird donated an undisclosed amount
May 27, 2019 11:21 AM
Elizabeth Baird left a message
May 27, 2019 11:15 AM
Very best wishes
Joey & Dan Ceresne/Schneider donated an undisclosed amount
May 27, 2019 10:31 AM
Janet Walters donated $50.00
May 26, 2019 10:15 PM
Karen and Donald Lang donated $250.00
May 24, 2019 1:49 AM
David James left a message
May 23, 2019 10:43 AM
Good going, Catherine! Bon voyage!
David James donated $30.00
May 23, 2019 10:43 AM
Anne McIlroy donated $200.00
May 22, 2019 6:19 PM
Michael Vaughan donated an undisclosed amount
May 22, 2019 4:21 PM
Leslie T, left a message
May 22, 2019 2:11 PM
May your pedals send you soaring, painlessly to Montreal.
F. Leslie Thompson donated an undisclosed amount
May 22, 2019 2:07 PM
Peter Hobbs donated $50.00
May 22, 2019 2:05 PM
Helen Edwards left a message
May 22, 2019 1:57 PM
Cathy, I am honoured to support your ride. I wish I could do something in memory of my brother.
Helen Edwards donated $500.00
May 22, 2019 1:56 PM
Robert Sirman left a message
May 22, 2019 1:06 PM
How can I resist? You are a hero!
Robert Sirman donated $1,000.00
May 22, 2019 1:06 PM
Eliot left a message
May 22, 2019 12:32 PM
Hi Catherine: Good luck with the event, and make sure you pick up something good and fattening at the Lancaster Dairy Queen.
Eliot McRae donated $50.00
May 22, 2019 12:30 PM
Mary Anne left a message
May 22, 2019 12:22 PM
Cathy, you are amazing. You model such love of life.
Mary Anne Carswell donated an undisclosed amount
May 22, 2019 12:20 PM
Mark Zupan donated $100.00
May 22, 2019 12:18 PM
Robin B left a message
Feb 23, 2019 8:03 AM
Birthday wishes from El Costurero in Paipa, Colombia. Love the way you keep on showing what we older women can do.
Robin Buyers donated $100.00
Feb 23, 2019 8:01 AM
Glenn Gundermann donated $50.00
Dec 16, 2018 4:27 PM
Vanessa Pinto donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 2, 2018 3:15 PM
Michael S left a message
Oct 2, 2018 2:15 PM
Tour de Rosseau#5 What a great weekend - thanks so very much for everything... I'm sure there where more hills this year, next year I'll have to count them...
Michael Shreve donated $200.00
Oct 2, 2018 2:14 PM
Mark Moniz donated $125.00
Oct 2, 2018 1:15 PM
Eli left a message
Sep 30, 2018 9:44 PM
Thanks so much, Catherine and Bob for a wonderful and most generous weekend at your summer place in Windermere, Muskoka. The 5th annual 67 km "Tour de Rosseau" - short but very tough endless climbs - was a great success. Go Friends for Life!
Eli Elsasser donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 30, 2018 9:40 PM
David McIntosh donated $200.00
Sep 30, 2018 5:21 PM