June 17, 2023

Minds Over Mountains Cycle Tour

The Minds Over Mountains Cycle Tour is held annually in June. Our dedicated cyclists ride nearly 1,000 kilometres in just one week to raise money for kids’ mental health.

Since 2015, the event has raised more than one million dollars to support CASA’s mission. Thanks to our committed supporters, CASA is able to reach more kids in more communities across Alberta. The name Minds Over Mountains reflects the mental and physical strength it takes for cyclists to complete a tour of this magnitude, as well as the strength CASA’s kids demonstrate every day while navigating the challenges of mental illness.

Cyclists hit the road from June 17-24, 2023 for a week of inspired riding through the most beautiful roads in Alberta via the Rocky Mountains. These dedicated supporters will ride 868 km to support the important mental health services that CASA Mental Health provides for children, youth and families in Alberta.

With your help, we can improve child, youth and family mental health in Alberta!

Did you know? The late Ben Davidson, renowned Haida Gwaii artist and CASA champion, created the buttercycle originally in 2014 for a cycle tour from Haida Gwaii to Edmonton.  It was brought to CASA in 2015 for our very first Cycle Tour and continues to hold great meaning to all participants of our Minds Over Mountains Cycle Tours.

The design was originally made to honour all of the children who have passed before their parents. In the wings of the butterfly are the faces of a boy and a girl. The girl has a labret in her lower lip, which is also the eye of the butterfly. The butterfly’s proboscis is also the drop bar of a bike, while the body and legs of the butterfly are the abstract of the bike’s frame and wheels.

For A Child In Immediate Crisis

If your child is in physical danger or is at risk of harming themselves or someone else, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department.

If your child is in crisis, dial the Edmonton crisis lines at 780-482-4357 or 780-342-7777 for immediate assistance.

May 1-7 is Mental Health Week.

For thousands of families across Alberta, every week is Mental Health Week. Support CASA Mental Health and help empower our kids and families thrive.