McMaster hosts riders for 16th annual Ride to Conquer Cancer

Bicyclists in Ride to Conquer Cancer gear smiling during a sunny ride.
Ride to Conquer Cancer participants cycle 200 kilometres from Toronto to Niagara Falls to raise funds for The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. Halfway through, they stay overnight at McMaster.

McMaster will host more than 4,000 cyclists, staff, and volunteers from the 16th annual Ride to Conquer Cancer on June 10.  

Proceeds from the 200-kilometre ride between Toronto and Niagara Falls directly benefit the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, one of the top five cancer research centres in the world. Each year it brings thousands together to help accelerate life-saving cancer research. 

McMaster will serve as a halfway point, hosting riders for an evening ceremony on 10-Acre Field. Housing and Conference Services will also house over 2,000 overnight guests in residence buildings.  

“McMaster University is thrilled to continue our relationship with the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation,” said Laurie Ham, manager, Conference and Event Services. “The Ride to Conquer Cancer is a truly collaborative experience, bringing multiple campus partners together to support a great cause. Many McMaster Housing & Conference staff volunteer their time keep the wheels turning, and the event greatly benefits from their help.” 

Expect increased traffic around campus leading up to June 10and during the event. Lots G and H are closed from Monday June 5 to Tuesday, June 13 

On Saturday, June 10 a delivery project and large crane unrelated to the Ride to Conquer Cancer event will reduce the area around the project to a single lane, and traffic may be increased. Affected staff should enter Lot I through the Cootes Drive on the Mary E Keyes side instead of University Avenue, Hospital entrance.