2nd Annual Steve Hastie Memorial Ride for ALS

On June 17, I will be riding for my late brother Steve and I hope many will join me. Steve was diagnosed with ALS on January 7, 2021. Lorraine & I lost our brother only months later on May 14, 2021. His battle was grueling, frustrating and just overall devastating. Steve accepted his diagnosis, faced this disease head on and ultimately met his death with so much dignity. Before Steve passed, I promised him that I would promote and fundraise for this horrible disease. The Steve Hastie Memorial Ride was launched last June and we had 38 participants. Let’s try to double that in 2023!

Samantha Hastie

Blue and White Stripe Awareness Ribbon | Awareness ribbons, White stripe,  Blue and whiteABOUT ALS:


More than 3,000 Canadians live with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a neuromuscular disease that paralyzes people because the brain is no longer able to communicate with the muscles of the body that we are typically able to move at will. People with ALS face a progressive and devastatingly swift decline in the ability to talk, walk, eat, swallow, and eventually breathe. There is currently no cure for the disease that carries a lifetime risk of 1 in 300 for each of us. With your support, we can change all that. With your support, there is HOPE for ALS!

Joining this Ride event will help people and their families living with ALS in Ottawa to access community-based support including home visits, support groups and connections to health system partners.  

Please help me support those who are diagnosed with this disease and raise some funds to help to purchase equipment needed to support them at the ALS Clinic here in Ottawa.

*Ribbons with white and navy/blue pinstripes (in honor of Lou Gehrig) are used for the representation of ALS.

*In Canada, June has been declared as ALS Awareness Month by the Canadian Minister of Health and wearing purple is the official color of ALS Awareness Month. Wear purple clothing, accessories, and decorations to show your support for those living with ALS.



We will be starting the day in the village of Richmond, where Steve grew up. We will ride a scenic route to Merrickville passing through Manotick and Kemptville. Our Ride will come back through Carleton Place, Ashton, and Stittsville, ultimately ending our Ride at Kichesippi Brewery in Bells Corners. There, riders will enjoy their choice of 4 lunch menu selections, live music and prizes.


For those not riding a motorcycle, you can still register at the link and join us at the Brewery. The proceeds from this event will be donated directly to the ALS Clinic at the Ottawa Hospital on Smyth Rd. The funds will help to purchase much needed equipment and treatments at the Clinic.  Last year, the Steve Hastie Memorial Ride raised $3,000 and these funds will finally be put to great use this summer for the purchase of masks, collars and braces.

Event fee: $50.00, includes your meal @ Kichesippi Brewery



Please Note: As we are not set up as an official charity/foundation, we cannot issue tax receipts. If you also wish to donate to ALS Canada, here is the link:



If you would like to make a donation to this event, please bring cash to Kichesippi Brewery on Saturday, June 17 or send an e-transfer to samanthajosephinehastie@gmail.com


Thank you
Samantha & Lorraine Hastie


Meal Choices - redeemable after the ride on June 17th, dine in or take out.

2pc Fish and Chips from Ad Mare, served with coleslaw, truck tartar and hand cut fries

Wings & Spring Roll from Le's Fusion Kitchen, a pound of wings sauced and tossed with a side vegetable spring roll

Chipotle Chicken wrap from Trailside Cafe, oven roasted chicken, bacon bits and chipotle slaw in a whole wheat wrap served with a side of pretzel bites and IPA mustard

Bombay Chickpea Salad wrap from Trailside Cafe, chickpeas mixed with curry mayo, broccoli and onion, spinach and fresh cucumber in a whole wheat wrap served with a side of pretzel bites and IPA mustard - vegan friendly 

*if you have food allergies please contact mike@kbeer.ca to verify your order.