Team Ideal Candidate got up a little earlier than usual yesterday to take part in the 2014 Becel Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart in Toronto.

The sold-out ride was a huge success, raising over $6M for heart and stroke research and holding strong as Canada’s largest charity cycling event. We were happy to be a few of the approximately 14,000 riders cruising down the highway as the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway were cleared for the morning.

We were pretty proud to have clocked a combined 250km before brunch and after we take a couple days to recover, we’ll be setting next year’s goal—500km? See you there?

Check out some of our best shots from yesterday:


Not our typical Sunday morning


Early-bird cyclists getting ready to ride


Sorry Shaun


Take 2


Beautiful day and beautiful view as we get started


Shaun the road warrior


You can just see the CN Tower in this shot from Blair’s 75km


Nice shot as Matt winds down his 75km


Kayla’s accidental selfie


The finish line


Some well-deserved brunch to end the ride

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Kayla Kozan

Kayla Kozan

Director of Marketing at Ideal
Kayla spent the last few years studying Marketing and Entrepreneurship on 3 different continents. Now covering the latest in predictive analytics, workplace diversity and big data. She has a keen interest in tech and discovering underrated brunch spots.
Kayla Kozan