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Cause - Mark's Ride

Help fund my expenses

Mark’s Ride

Fund Mark’s 2,000 km solo ride

Assist Mark in covering his expenses as he cycles on his own from Halifax to Toronto, in support of Canadian democracy.

Why Choose To Support Mark Swartz’s Ride-For-NonProfits


It’s a time of change in our country and the world. At 61 I have decided to get more directly involved.

There are cracks growing in our society. Polarization. Disinformation. Undisguised racism. I want to help our experts have more resources to deal with these threats.

So I will be riding my bike to raise funds for Canadian anti-racism and anti-hate. Together they are bulwarks of democracy. This journey is from Halifax to my hometown of Toronto, about 2,000 km, starting June 27 2022 to about the third week of August..

Along the way I’ll be interviewing people respectfully on their thoughts about our country’s democracy. What does it mean to them? How can we strengthen and improve it? Watch for daily clips and updates on my Blog.

Any donation you make to my personal campaign will help pay for my ride. This includes my preparation fees, bike upgrades, food, lodging, airfare and repair costs .

I’ll be trying to stay in people’s homes as much as possible, using the sites and If you’re on my route and can offer a night’s rest, I’d be much obliged.

About Mark D Swartz

Father of two grown kids. I’m Toronto-based. Until fairly recently, I’d been writing about careers and the workplace since mid 90’s. Had a bi-weekly column in Toronto Star early to mid-2000’s called Career Activist. Several books published beginning 1997.
Before that a sessional professor of Communications at Ryerson (now Toronto Metropolitan University) for several years. Managed a small government department in Ministry of Education prior. Worked first in the corporate world, marketing, for a dozen years. I hold an MBA from what is now Schulich at York University, and an M.Ed. from UofT’s OISE.
I have no affiliation with the nonprofits I am cycling for other than I am fundraising on their behalfs. I call my ride DemocraCycle. Logo round with bike