Spineride Canada has been completed for 2008. We wish to thank the CPA and everyone involved. It was long and challenging, but well worth the effort. Thank you for all your support and remember it is not too late to donate to CPA which will continue to support people with spinal cord inuries.
Cyclespine is a volunteer association that was formed in 2007 by two men who had a dream. Spinal Cord injury is a condition that changes a person’s life. To recognize the special needs of individuals who have spinal cord disabilities, we combined our passion for cycling with this need to create Cyclespine.
Our motto is to:
S Support and
I by Improving
N Nervous System
Two men have bicycled across Canada to support people with spinal cord injuries. They have travelled over 6600 km from Vancouver to Halifax in 6 weeks. We have stopped in many communities from the west coast to the east coast of Canada promoting awareness and prevention.
SpineRide Canada was started on June 30th, 2008 at Stanley Park in Vancouver, B.C.
Your spinal cord extends from the base of your brain, all the way down your neck and the middle of your back to your waist. The spinal cord is filled with nerves that carry messages (called impulses) back and forth from all parts of your body to your brain.
A spinal cord injury, SCI, occurs when a traumatic injury to the neck or back causes so much damage to the spinal cord that some nerves can no longer send messages to the brain. Spinal cord injury may affect a person’s ability to use their arms, legs, and other parts of their body.
Motor vehicle accidents (54%) and falls (18%) account for most spinal cord injury cases. Other causes include sports and recreation activities .
There are approximately 38,000 Canadians with spinal cord injury and over 1,050 new injuries each year. More than half of the people who sustain SCIs are 15 to 29 years old.
Not many people believe they can become a statistic of spinal cord injury; however, it happens every day. It is important to know that spinal cord injury can happen to anyone at anytime.
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