Shim's Ride 2021

In August 2019, our friend, roommate, and teammate, Mathew Szymanowski (a.k.a. Shim), was struck by a motor vehicle while out on his bike and suffered a spinal cord injury, resulting in paralysis from the neck down.

On July 25th, 2020, we (Cole, Nick, and Sam) rode from Port Hardy to Victoria (520 km) in a fundraising effort to support Shim's recovery costs and also raise awareness for Spinal Cord Injury B.C. We had incredible support along the way and the community came together to raise $85,000 for his treatment. Moving forward, we plan to raise money for spinal cord research and treatment. For a comprehensive summary of Shim’s Ride 2020, including a breakdown of Shim’s treatment and recovery outlook, visit our website www.shimsride.ca.

On July 23/24th 2021, we will be riding from Kelowna to Victoria (547 km) in an effort to fundraise through direct donation and by donating 100% of proceeds from the sale of Shim's Ride cycling apparel. Please visit our website www.shimsride.ca to make your purchase and for more information on the ride itself. 

13 supporters view all

$2,950 raised of $20,000 goal

1 month, 1 week to go
Fundraiser Ends Aug. 2, 2021
Date Donor Name Charity Name Amount
June 23, 2021, 11:42 p.m. Graham and Tracy Horn Spinal Cord Injury BC $500.00
Such a great cause. Proud of all of you!! Look forward to seeing you off on the ride.
June 23, 2021, 11:42 p.m. Graham and Tracy Horn Spinal Cord Injury BC $500.00
Such a great cause. Proud of all of you!! Look forward to seeing you off on the ride.
June 21, 2021, 1:29 a.m. carol and blair horn Spinal Cord Injury BC $250.00
June 16, 2021, 6:20 p.m. Nic Oliver Spinal Cord Injury BC $50.00
June 16, 2021, 9:59 a.m. Judith Immonen Spinal Cord Injury BC $50.00
Love this initiative & commitment of everyone. Good luck to all.
June 15, 2021, 2:54 a.m. Sam Garber Spinal Cord Injury BC $100.69
ayyyyyoooooooooooo xo
June 14, 2021, 1:39 p.m. Andrew Hendrickson Spinal Cord Injury BC $70.00
Shim Sham Shom It's been far too long! I hope there's a day, I can come up your way, and finally kick it with my mon.
June 13, 2021, 10:44 p.m. Pam Bertuzzi Spinal Cord Injury BC $100.00
Good luck riders! Shim you are an inspiration
June 2, 2021, 9:59 p.m. John and Joanna Monette Spinal Cord Injury BC $1,000.00
We're happy to support such a great cause. Good luck with the ride and the fundraiser!
June 1, 2021, 9:19 p.m. Jason Dorland Spinal Cord Injury BC $120.00
On the occasion of my good friends, Jim and Jo-Anne's 60th birthday—I'm putting their combined years to good work! Love you, Mathew!
May 26, 2021, 1:23 p.m. Jean and Diane Laurin Spinal Cord Injury BC $100.00
Good luck Nick on this long ride!
May 25, 2021, 7:12 p.m. Vishal Bhatia Spinal Cord Injury BC $10.00
May 25, 2021, 1:55 p.m. Samuel Horn Spinal Cord Injury BC $100.00