15 Jun 2024

Minds Over Mountains Cycle Tour

2024 Minds Over Mountains Cycle Tour for CASA's Kids

Get ready for an epic adventure! Cyclists hit the road from June 15-22, 2024, for a week of inspired riding through the most beautiful roads in British Columbia and Alberta. These dedicated supporters will ride 836 km to support the important mental health services that CASA Mental Health provides for children, youth and families in Alberta.

Join our seven-day cycle tour, starting in picturesque Penticton, B.C., and pedal your way through breathtaking landscapes. From day one in Penticton, you’ll journey to Grand Forks, Trail, Creston, Cranbrook, Radium, Banff and finally on day seven, we will all ride in together for a grand finale celebration in Sherwood Park. 

Explore stunning routes, conquer challenging terrains and experience the thrill of cycling through some of the most scenic destinations in British Columbia and Alberta. This is a cycling experience of a lifetime, and you won’t want to miss it!

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The design was originally made to honour all of the children who have passed before their parents.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 distress line at 780-482-4357 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.