Participants in the Himalayan Ride for Shelter returned triumphant from India, having experienced the motorcycle ride of a lifetime and raising more than $132,000 for the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation.
In exchange for experiencing some of the country’s most scenic and breathtaking roads, riders also encountered traffic jams like no other, animal crossings that led to hours-long delays, treacherous passes, and long, hot, challenging days on the bike that pushed them to their limits.
“This was a bucket list trip for me that I was delighted to share with absolutely amazing people for an incredibly important cause,” says the trip’s lead organizer, Thomas McPhail, with Royal LePage Meadowtowne Realty. “I am extremely proud of the riders who gave their time and money to come on this adventure and immensely grateful to each and every person who donated.”
The 13 riders who participated came from communities across Canada. Money raised will benefit the local women’s shelter of each rider as well as national programs aimed at preventing domestic violence. Each rider paid their riding and travel costs.
This was an amazing experience I will never forget with incredible, fun & caring group of people we rode with. It was a scary & challenging ride and so happy that I was able to take part. Thank goodness for my husband, Anthony Boos, such a skilled & determined rider. We experienced such breath-taking scenery, delicious food, good people & an experience of a lifetime. Our members of our Royal LePage Riding Club are so incredibly awesome, they truly care and have such compassion. I am so proud to be part of this amazing group. Our Royal LePage Riding Club is our family & our friends for life.
Congratulations to all of the participants, looks like it was an amazing experience and a unique way to fundraise!
Could you please add Ahmed Helmi name to the tagged photo. He also rode this epic ride but was injured and unable to be in this photo.
Thanks for the comment. We’ve noted the individuals missing from the photo. I hope Ahmed is feeling better.
Thanks Jordana. I’m so glad that you also added Val and Lee, we are a very tight group.
We are all thankful to have experenced this amazing, very challenging tour of northern India in order to support Women Shelters protecting and housing victims of domestic violence. Thank you!