Gran Fondo cycling returns to in-person in Saugeen Shores


It’s back!  Only one week to go for the Gran Fondo cycling event in support of Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation!

This year may be the biggest and most important year for the Gran Fondo Lake Huron, presented by Bruce Power & Suppliers, since its inception in 2018.  It marks the return of an in-person riding experience since 2019 and this year’s ride will also be extra special as it will be in support of one of the largest and most important medical equipment needs for the hospital in Saugeen Shores.

Whether you are a full-time resident, a summer resident or a visitor to the community, local hospital health care is vital to serve everyone.

This year’s Gran Fondo Lake Huron fundraising cycling ride will be in support of Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation’s $3 million Computed TOMography (CT) scanner fundraising project … “Bring Tom to Town”

100% of every rider-raised dollar goes directly toward the CT scanner fundraising goal. [If fundraising for the CT is complete prior to the event, funds raised go to the next highest medical equipment priority.]

The day begins on August 21st in the early morning hours, particularly for those riders going the extra distance:

  • 110km riders leave at 7:00 a.m.
  • 70’s at 7:30 a.m.
  • 30’s at 8:00 a.m.

At the Southampton Coliseum, the lunch area opens at 11:00 a.m. however, the Ceremony for presentations doesn’t start until 12:45 p.m. to give all cyclists a chance to make it back.

James Scongack, Honourary Chair of the Hospital Foundation CT Scanner fundraising campaign and Foundation Executive Director Tracy Murray will be co-hosting the event, along with Bruce Power President and CEO, Mike Rencheck, who will also present Gran Fondo jersey’s to those who fundraised $1,000 or more.

There will be several prizes to give away along with trophies for the top three individual fundraisers and the top three teams.

The excitement will end with a cheque reveal for the total raised from the event.

Join in the excitement and come out to cheer on the cyclists.  “We hope to see the community turn out for this exciting event,” says Hospital Foundation Executive Director, Tracy Murray.