Fall 50 Bike Ride
The Fall Fifty is an organized cycling event to raise both funds and awareness for Spinal Cord Injury Ontario and Share the Road Cycling Coalition. The inspiration of the event comes from Craig Millar, who was struck by a vehicle while cycling to work in Niagara-on-the-Lake during July 2016, and sustained a complete spinal cord injury as a result.
SCIO was instrumental in helping Craig and his family navigate the many challenges that an injury of that magnitude can present. The family wanted to find a way to give back to the organization and make sure other people who sustain an SCI have the same, if not better, experiences.
The first Fall Fifty event was held in October of 2017, and raised over $10,000. A portion of this amount was delegated to Craig and used to purchase a hand-cycle of his own, with the intention of participating in The Fall Fifty in the years to follow.
The 2018 event saw the donations grow to $12,000, and the family are looking to expand beyond that in 2019.