Road Cycling

Eating right by eating organic is only half the equation to keeping your engine running at full capacity as the years pass.  So we've partnered up with breath4cf.ca to create a fitness rides and fund-raising rides to better the lives of people with Cystic Fibrosis (CF).

What are the goals of Team Healthy Butcher?

Does joining the team cost me money?

Who can join?

What is breath4cf.ca?

Why cycling?

How do I join Team Healthy Butcher?

Who are the Team Healthy Butcher captains?

 

What are the goals of Team Healthy Butcher?

To foster and promote a healthy lifestyle amongst our customers by organizing:

  • Regular rides starting from in front of The Healthy Butcher (565 Queen St. West), to locations around Toronto; &

  • Monthly or bi-monthly planned scenic excursions;

To help breath4cf.ca by:

  • Organizing fundraising events; &

  • Directly touching the lives of people with CF

How much does it cost?

Nothing. 

Who can join?

If you're reading this, you can join.  Most riders tend to be "roadies".  But we will do our best to match up people of similar levels.

What is breath4cf.ca?

Breath4CF.ca is a Toronto-based not-for-profit organization established in 2005.  They believe that aside from medications, physical exercise is the single best way for a person with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) to preserve their own quality of life, lung function and longevity.  The cost of these extras in addition to medical and nutritional expenses can be overwhelming to families affected by this disease.  Breath4CF.ca provides assistance to kids, teenagers and young adults in Canada with CF so that there is no barrier to participating in life preserving exercise or activity.  Assistance is by way of gym memberships, entry fees, lessons, personal training time, and other actions that will directly effect the recipients.

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease affecting approximately 3,400 children and adults in Canada, making it the most common, fatal genetic disease affecting young Canadians.  Cystic Fibrosis is the result of a defective gene that causes the body to produce an abnormally thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections. These thick secretions also obstruct the pancreas, preventing digestive enzymes from reaching the intestines to help break down and absorb food.

Breath4CF.ca is a relatively small organization and Team Healthy Butcher members will see the results of fundraising activities directly helping CF patients.

Why cycling?

Out of all sports to choose, why cycling?  Everyday cycling, where the exercise leaves you breathing heavily but not being out of breath, is an effective and enjoyable form of aerobic exercise. This is the type of exercise that is most effective at promoting good health. Cycling reduces the risk of serious conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity and the most common form of diabetes.  Cycling will help with weight management and can improve your mood by reducing stress and raising self-esteem. 

Most importantly, cycling is one of the few physical activities which can be undertaken by the majority of the population as part of a daily routine.  There are no real age barriers to cycling.  Unlike jogging which pounds joints, cycling is easier on your joints and fosters increase circulation and improvement coordination.

How do I join Team Healthy Butcher?

Send an email to cycling@thehealthybutcher.com indicating your interest to join and we'll remind you of upcoming rides.

 

Who are the Team Healthy Butcher captains?

John Boguslawski (shown in picture, far left) - Ironman 2005.  Read about John's experience in the Ironman Florida event - click here.

Mario Fiorucci, co-owner of The Healthy Butcher (shown in picture, far right).  Very little cycling experience.  If he can do it, so can you.

Who's the guy in the middle?  Steve Bauer - one of the best Canadian cyclists ever.

Picture taken during a 120km ride at Creemore/Beaver Valley.

 

  


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