Lap the Gats for Parkinson's - Jun25
Lap the Gats for Parkinson’s is an exciting, original and fun cycling event that supports Parkinson’s disease research in Ottawa. Not only does the event result in raising funds for innovative projects but raises awareness about the importance of research in Parkinson’s and its impact on patients living with the disease. The event was inspired by Parkinson’s researchers, Dr. David Park and Dr. David Grimes, who often race each other over the same loop.
The 4th annual event will take place on June 25, 2017 on the scenic 21 km loop in the beautiful hills of Gatineau Park in Chelsea, Quebec. We are proud to work in partnership with NOKIA Sunday BikeDays allowing participants to ride without worrying about traffic as the park is closed.
The event is meant to be enjoyed by all levels in solo and team categories. Medals for fastest loop and climb are awarded in different gender and age categories. For competitive riders looking for a challenge, we will be awarding a yellow jersey to the rider who can complete the highest number of loops in the shortest time, and the coveted red polka dot jersey to the fastest rider on a timed uphill sprint.