Save the Date!!!

The 12 Stop Ride for Recovery will be back once again for the 16th year of Alberta’s Greatest Bike Run! Click here or the image above to register now. 

Embrace the thrill of Alberta’s Greatest Bike Run – Fresh Start Recovery’s Annual 12-Stop Ride for Recovery! In our 16th year, we are excited to have Calgary Harley-Davidson as our presenting sponsor once again.

This family-friendly ride aims to highlight recovery from addiction and the positive effects of recovery on individuals, families, and the community.

Each year, we create a unique event with fun and engaging stops. This event is our biggest fundraiser, raising awareness and funds to help more individuals and their families recover from addiction.

This year, the ride will be held on Saturday, August 24th, 2024, with registration beginning at 8:00 a.m. Our scavenger hunt-style ride starts with a hearty breakfast at Fresh Start Recovery Centre (411 – 41 Ave NE, Calgary). After breakfast, over 250 riders and their passengers hit the road for 400 km of some of the best riding in the country. Riders will head out armed with their first clue to steer them to the first of multiple stops on a day of adventure through picturesque rural and urban landscapes. Each stop activity unveils a fresh clue leading riders to their next unique experience. The day will end with dinner, the live draw of our motorcycle raffle and 50/50 winners, and a celebration of community.

The ride is an opportunity to join our community while travelling through the stops in support of an essential cause. You can be a part of the success of this event in one or more of the following ways:

  • Register to participate in and/or encourage your co-workers, friends, and family to participate in this exciting and inspiring ride. Visit. Register Now – Fresh Start Recovery Centre (
  • Sign up to receive Pledges: As a rider, you can collect pledges. When you register, set up your pledge page and share it with your family, friends, and co-workers.
  • Pledge a Rider of your choice (or more than one!) any amount (pledges over $20 will receive a charitable tax receipt).
  • Donate: Make a monetary donation or donate a prize item (products or services). Prize donations will be awarded to our top fundraisers or auctioned off.  Monetary donations go to supporting Fresh Start’s programs and services.  All monetary and prize donations valued at over $20 receive a charitable tax receipt. To make a donation, please visit our website:  
  • For donations over $1,000, please contact Rod Garossino at (587) 777-8332 or to discuss sponsorship opportunities.
  • Spread the word: Use social media to tell your friends and family about the ride and encourage them to do the same. Share the 12 Stop Ride for Recovery registration forms and posters at work or in your community.

Pre-registration closes on July 31st! Register by this date to ensure you receive one of our limited edition specially designed 12 Stop Ride for Recovery t-shirts in the size of your choice.

Riders: $50

Passenger: $25

Friends of Fresh Start (dinner & evening festivities): $25

Have you started collecting pledges? Build and share your pledge page when you register online.

Looking to sponsor the event?

Contact or call 587-777-8332

Would you like to sign up to volunteer?

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