Join us for Beau’s Oktoberfest Virtual Ride in support of vulnerable youth in your community.
From August 6 to October 9, set a goal for yourself and cycle any distance, anywhere, whether outside or with your virtual cycling program.
Register as an individual or create a team with your friends and family. As you get ready to ride, use our fundraising toolkit to help raise funds and awareness for vulnerable local youth. Plus, you can win great prizes! Fundraising can begin as soon as you sign up.
What's new for 2022?
Join the John Stephenson Challenge!
Last year, long-time Beau’s rider John Stephenson cycled 10,000 km with his team. This year, he’s our ride ambassador and he’s challenging you to pedal a 100 km ride while raising $100 for vulnerable youth!
Are you up for the 100×100 challenge?
If you register before our Early Bird deadline of July 20, you could win 1 of 3 pairs of tickets to a Beau’s experience!
Fundraise for your jersey and more great prizes!
When you raise funds to support local youth, you can earn exciting rewards, such as:
Can’t commit to fundraising? Select $149.99 at registration to receive your jersey and stein.
Additional fundraising prizes available
Start your fundraising today!
First Place Fundraiser
$250 gift card
$500 gift card
Second Place Fundraiser
$150 gift card
$250 gift card
Third Place Fundraiser
$50 gift card
$150 gift card
For every $250 raised you get one ballot in a prize draw (valued at $250)
For every $500 raised, your team gets one ballot in a prize draw (valued at $500)
John Stephenson’s 100×100 Challenge
Join John Stephenson’s 100×100 challenge on Strava. Raise $100 and pedal a 100km ride to qualify for a draw to win two Adirondack chairs from DFC Woodworks Inc.
John’s an early bird and is offering a chance to win an experience at Spa Nordik for those who join his challenge before July 20!
Share your photos with us
Plus, Kunstadt will be sharing social media challenges with you starting in August until October. To stay up to date on the ride, social media challenges and announcements, be sure to follow the Beau’s Virtual Ride Facebook group.
How you make a difference
The funds you raise as part of the Beau’s Oktoberfest Virtual Ride will help youth like Ciizzy find a safe place to call home.
While COVID-19 made it hard for Ciizzy to find a place to stay after she was kicked out of her home, United Way and Youth Services Bureau helped her find housing and a fresh start.
Together with your support, we can provide more youth with opportunities to build a brighter future.
Thank you to our generous sponsors and partners
Rider fundraising toolkit
Subject: Join me in the Beau’s Virtual Ride in support of United Way
Hi <INSERT NAME>,
Will you join our team for Beau’s Oktoberfest Virtual Ride? Gear up for a fantastic experience while helping local youth find a safe place to call home, from August 6 to October 9, 2022.
All funds raised will support United Way in providing local youth experiencing homelessness with the education, personal, and employment supports they need to ease the transition to a more secure, permanent home.
I hope you’ll join <TEAM NAME> today and help make a difference in your community. Follow this link to register:
[insert registration link]
Frequently Asked Questions
Pick up your rider jersey during one of our pickup times and locations:
- Early Bird Pick up: Monday, August 29 – September 2, 2022, at United Way East Ontario
- During the ride Pick up: Saturday, September 17 at Kunstadt Sports on Bank Street or Beau’s Brewery in Vankleek Hill
- After the ride: October 17 – 21 at United Way East Ontario
We’ll share more details directly with registered riders.
Participants are not required to bike a specific distance or route for this event. This is an opportunity to make your ride your own! You can ride anywhere, as far as you want. Set your own distance goal for yourself. Ride alone or you can make it a family or work affair!
We ask that participants follow the latest local public health guidelines with regards to physical distancing and COVID-19 safety measures.
No, raising funds is not mandatory to participate in this event. But, if you want to get your hands on the 2022 Beau’s jersey and stein, you’re encouraged to raise a minimum of $150. The more you raise, the better your chances are of securing some awesome prizes!
When you fundraise as part of Beau’s Virtual Ride, you make a difference for youth in need. All donations will support United Way’s vital work to provide youth with the education, personal and employment supports they need to build a more stable life.
New for 2022! Join our ride ambassador, John Stephenson, as he challenges YOU to commit to pedaling at least one 100km ride from August 6 to October 9 while raising a minimum of $100!
Once you’ve registered, we will send more information directly to you!
Everyone who donates $10 or more will receive a tax receipt.
Note: The registration fee is not tax receiptable, as per Canada Revenue Agency rules.
All registration fees are non-refundable.