Bike to Care – Team Canada 2024, In Support of Vinequity

A global cycling challenge in France to raise Scholarship and Bursary funding for Vinequity, an organization dedicated to diversity and inclusion in the Canadian Wine Industry.

Bike to Care – Team Canada 2024, In Support of Vinequity
Bike to Care – Team Canada 2024, In Support of Vinequity
$14,487.00 donated
30 Donors

On June 10th and 11th, 2024, Chefs and Sommeliers from France and elsewhere will join together in Beaune to push themselves to their physical limits by participating in a test of cycling endurance that will see them covering 200km of Burgundy’s viticultural heartland.

A total of 100 participants will take part in this inaugural event, with the aim of each individual racer not to reach the finishing post first, but to take up the challenge and to raise a minimum of $30,000.00 as a team. The entire sum of money raised by the participating teams will be handed over to organizations working towards the training of up-and-coming young chefs and sommeliers, within their own region.

Team Canada

Colin Halpern – President, Halpern Wine
Jason Bangerter – Executive Chef, Langdon Hall
Jordan Mazzanti – Head Sommelier, Langdon Hall
Steven Karataglidis – Wine Director, Fairmont Royal York Hotel
Lauren Hall – Wine Director, Scale Hospitality
Sheila Flaherty – European Category Manager, Halpern Wine
Tommy Kelly – New World Category Manager, Halpern Wine


Team Canada is proud to be riding in support of Vinequity.

Vinequity aims to ensure that people who identify as Black, Indigenous or People of Colour (including BIPOC people who identify as LGBTQ+ or are living with a disability) that work in all aspects of the wine industry are given equitable treatment and opportunities to access, grow and thrive as visible leaders in the Canadian Wine Industry.

About Bike to Care

Since time immemorial, Burgundians have stood shoulder to shoulder with those working in the field of international gastronomy. Over the course of the past year, people in the restaurant business have been living through exceptionally challenging times. In order to thank them for their fidelity to the wine industry, Maison Louis Jadot has launched this dynamic project to encourage industry solidarity: Bike to Care in Burgundy.


Many winegrowers have chosen to support Bike to Care en Bourgogne to finance the associations that fight day after day to train future professionals in the hotel and catering industry.

These growers include: Guillaume d’Angerville (Domaine Marquis d’Angerville), Pierre-Yves Colin (Domaine Pierre- Yves Colin-Morey), Thibault Gagey (Maison Louis Jadot), Dominique Lafon (Domaine Comtes Lafon), Benoît Riffault (Domaine Etienne Sauzet), Jérémy Seysses (Domaine Dujac), Charles Van Canneyt (Domaine Hudelot Noellat), Bertrand de Villaine (Domaine de la Romanée Conti), and many more.

Bike to Care – Team Canada 2024, In Support of Vinequity

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  • 24 April 2024 at 2:23 pm

    This donation is from Butterfield & Robinson to help Team Canada raise funds for the Bike to Care event. Best wishes to all.


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