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The First Ever Gearheads for Kids presented by Psiphon Goes Off Without a Hitch!

The First Ever Gearheads for Kids Goes Off Without a Hitch!

Gearheads for Kids presented by Psiphon began the same way all great events are born. Out of a dare and a little friendly competition.

In January of 2020 two of Amici's most committed volunteers were at a mentorship retreat for previous Amici campers when they watched a short documentary about the Baffin Crew biking around Lake Ontario in the winter. They were both impressed and inspired, and that was when the fateful words were spoken: "you won't do it." And with that, Gearheads for Kids was born.

This year’s forest ever Gearheads for Kids is a long-distance bike ride totalling 1,207 km, completed in 6 gruelling days, by 5 dedicated camping advocates to raise funds for Amici Camping Charity. The bike ride taking the shape of a loop from Toronto to Montreal and back took place from August 30th to September 4th, 2020.

Along the way the Gearheads raised over $15,000 for Amici campers through the support of family, friends and both Gearheads for Kids sponsors: Psiphon (presenting sponsor) and Mattamy Homes (Pedal Sponsor). 

With that, we say thank you to our 5 incredible Gearheads for their dedication to Amici campers, belief in the power of camp, and love of the outdoors. And also a HUGE thank you to everyone who supported the first ever Gearheads for Kids presented by Psiphon.