As a long time resident of Stirling and a concerned parent and business person, I wanted to do something to support the children and youth in our community by raising funds while cycling 100km through Hastings and Prince Edward Counties. Personally, my family was deeply impacted by the loss of my younger brother Rick, who at the age of 18, unfortunately, he lost his battle. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of him and the impact that his struggle with mental health had on our family. I know now that there is Children's Mental Health Services that is here to help families and youth in distress. You're never alone and there are people to help. I hope by raising funds that more public awareness can occur and that more people will reach out for help. Please help support Children's Mental Health Services. Every dollar that you donate stays local and will go towards reaching as many children, youth and parents about the free, confidential services available to them, right here, in their own backyard.