Guide Dog Run

Got a Motorcycle?

Join the charity ride to support Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind

The annual Guide Dog Run is hitting the road Sunday, September 9. It’s a fundraiser to support Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind and, if you’ve got a motorbike, you’re invited to take part. The event is hosted by Ottawa River Riders, a non-brand specific motorcycle enthusiasts’ club in the Ottawa region. River Riders’ motto is Friends Riding Together.
The Guide Dog Run is a 200-kilometre ride through Eastern Ontario. The route is a surprise, unveiled during registration from 9 to 10:30 a.m.  You can depart on your own or with one of the guided rides leaving at 9:30 or 10 a.m.  After the ride, there’s an afternoon barbecue and social with loads of prizes. Riders will also meet future guide and assistance dogs, and learn more about Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind.

All motorcyclists in the area can participate in the Guide Dog Run and all brands are welcome. Cost is $15 per person, which includes a score card and a barbecue ticket. Proceeds support Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind.

The Guide Dog Run starts, rain or shine, from the National Training Centre of Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, 4120 Rideau Valley Drive North, Manotick.  For more information call 613 692-7777 or visit

Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind was established as a registered charity in 1984. Since that time, it has provided professionally trained guide dogs to Canadians who are visually impaired from coast to coast. In 2010, Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind launched an Assistance Dogs Division, which trains assistance dogs for individuals in the Ottawa area with mobility-related disabilities.


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