Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation

What is Inside Ride?

“A party with a purpose"

The Inside Ride is Canada’s indoor cycling challenge that raises funds in support of children and their families living with and beyond childhood cancer. We bring the bikes, the music, the DJ and the awards. You bring the teams of riders, the volunteers, your energy and fundraising. Together we raise the roof!

Twenty-eight different kids cancer initiatives are directly supported across Canada including: camps, scholarships, work placement and educational support for survivors and kids in treatment, financial support for families with a child in treatment, parent-patient advocates, parent support groups and resources. Ground breaking research, pediatric oncology fellowships, critical clinical trials and satellite clinics for children living at distance from care centres round out the list of support.

The Inside Ride is produced by Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation and is Canada’s first indoor cycling challenge and fundraising event dedicated to raising money in support of children with cancer and their families.

The Inside Ride Ontario benefits numerous childhood cancer organizations whose programs include family support, financial support and child support and quality of life programs and research.

The Inside Ride powers POGO (The Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario) by providing significant funds for both the POGO Financial Assistance Program and the SAVTI (Successful Academic and Vocational Transition Initiative)

POGO Financial Assistance Program – provides relief by reimbursing families for some of the tremendous out of pocket costs they incur such as food while at the hospital with their child, accommodation when away from home and child care for siblings under 12 years old.

SAVTI (Successful Academic and Vocational Transition Initiative) – helps childhood cancer survivors achieve their educational and career goals.

The Inside Ride Ontario also provides a sustainable source of funding for numerous grassroots childhood cancer organizations in Ontario, by helping them to host events to  fund raise for the very programs they run. These organizations include:

Camp Quality – empowering camp experiences for kids with cancer.

Candlelighters Simcoe – To empower families on their childhood cancer journey lighting the way by providing hope, support and education.

Childhood Cancer Fund at Kingston General Hospital – covering out of pocket and extenuating expenses for families in the Kingston region

Translational Clinical Cancer Research Initiative at SickKids

Childcan – support services for families living in Southwestern Ontario and facing the challenging journey through childhood cancer – from diagnosis, treatment, recovery or bereavement.

Hearth Place – Pediatric Cancer Family Support Program – programs to help families in Durham Region navigate their childhood cancer journey

McMaster Children's Hospital Foundation and Help a Child Smile – a Hamilton area partnership that benefits in hospital programs and quality of life programs to help children and their families smile and have fun

Northern Ontario Families of Children with Cancer – hope, support, advocacy and education to families who have a child with cancer.

OPACC (Ontario parents Advocating for Childhood Cancer) – a voice and expert resource for families and organizations navigating the childhood cancer journey in Ontario through resources, advocacy and parent support

Southlake Regional Health Centre pediatric Oncology Clinic – satellite centre where children can receive treatment without having to travel to a major centre