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Cyclists on the road, in the 2017 Ride for Karen, Sunday August 13. Steve Morley/Photographer

Riding for Karen

More than 225 cyclists came out for the Ride for Karen on August 13, raising $120,000 to send kids with cancer to Camps Trillium, Oochigeas and Quality. Thanks to sponsorship from Scotiabank, 100% of the funds raised will go to the cause.

Members of SWAN, Successful Women Always Networking, making a donation to the BWG Community Initiatives - the organization's charity of choice this year - back on January 24, 2017. Submitted

SWAN Dive!

Every year, SWAN – Successful Women Always Networking, a women-only business support and networking group – hosts fundraisers for local charities. There have been SWAN dinners, with a percentage of the cost of the meal donated to the charity of choice, and SWAN events.

Informal Reunion!

Are you turning 40, this year or next? Did you graduate from Bradford District High School in the mid-1990s?

Get ready for rib-eating fun, when Bradford Ribfest returns, July 28-30. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network

Ribfest is coming!

Bradford Ribfest is returning, under new management. Superior Events Group, a well-established amusement company, is bringing back Ribbers and a midway to the open space beside Zehr's Market - a family-oriented festival dedicated to bringing the best rides, music and ribs to Bradford, on Friday, July 28 from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, July 29 fro

Deputy Chief Tom Carrique with the York Regional Police cycling team in a community Ride, in 2016. Submitted

Ride for Karen, and kids with cancer

When Karen Tobias passed away in 2002, after a 5-year battle with breast cancer, sons Kirk and Kris were determined that their mother's fighting spirit would live on. They founded the “Ride for Karen”, with the mission to “build hope – one cancer patient and family at a time.”

Cycle Canada By-Cycle riders at a refreshment stop in Osgoode, just outside Ottawa, on July 1, 2017. Submitted

Cycling to Ottawa for Canada 150

Anticipation ran high as 20 cyclists — some from as far away as Winnipeg — met for the Cycle Canada By-Cycle Ride to Ottawa, 500 kilometres over five days, timed to arrive in Ottawa on July 1 to celebrate Canada’s 150th. Cyclists ranged in age from 23 to 84, and included novice and intermediate riders, as well as some who have been cycling for 40 y

Bill Marks, left, and Franz Aschwanden direct passengers onto the bus, for the BWG Local History Association's annual Mystery Bus Tour, in Bond Head, July 15. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network

On the bus

The bus was full, for the BWG Local History Association's annual “Mystery Tour” - this year, a tour of the Holland Marsh, with former drainage Superintendent Art Janse, who provided information on the history, productivity and challenges of the marsh.

Donkin family, including 5 year old Mason, lead the first-ever Walk for Chiari in Bradford, Ont. on Saturday July 15, 2017. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network

Chiari Malformation in the spotlight

Bradford’s first Walk for Chiari Malformation attracted more than 100 participants. They came to raise awareness and funds, and to support young Mason Donkin, who inspired the walk.