"A TRULY AMAZING EXPERIENCE!"

About PWA’s Friends For Life Bike Rally

Are you ready for a life-changing experience? This is a Ride like no other.

The Bike Rally originated as a 6-day, 600 km bike ride from Toronto to Montréal. In 2016, the Bike Rally introduced a 1-day, 110 km bike ride from Toronto to Port Hope. Now in its 20th year, the Bike Rally has engaged over 3800 participant as cyclists and crew and has raised over $15 million dollars for the Toronto People With AIDS Foundation (PWA). The Bike Rally is the sustaining fundraiser for PWA supporting its ability to provide critical services and support to individuals living with HIV/AIDS in Toronto.

"The Bike Rally encourages you to get out on the road and do something you think you can't do...but you can!"

~Allyson - 7 year Rider

Making a Positive Difference

Bike Rally Participants of all ages and levels of experience share a common passion in supporting their friends, family and neighbours living with HIV/AIDS. Join PWA’s Friends For Life Bike Rally for the experience of a lifetime and help make a positive difference.

"I do the Bike Rally because I know how important the work is that the Toronto People With AIDS Foundation does."

~Rodney - 2nd year Rider

It’s so much more than a Bike Rally

Raising critical funds and spreading awareness about HIV/AIDS is what you do for PWA. PWA is the largest practical support service provider in Canada serving people living with HIV/AIDS. Funds raised through the Bike Rally ensure that people living with HIV/AIDS get access to programs and services that nourish their whole self in a welcoming and healing space.

Join in the fun and Register Today!

1-DAY RIDE

August 11, 2019

1 day, 110km cycling journey from Toronto to Port Hope.

NEW 3-DAY RIDE

August 14-16, 2019

3 day, 313km cycling journey from Kingston to Montreal.

6-DAY RIDE

August 11-16, 2019

6 day, 600km cycling adventure from Toronto to Montréal.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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EVENTS AT-A-GLANCE

Nov
22
Thu
Spinning at the Central Y @ Central YMCA
Nov 22 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Want a fun way to connect with fellow riders? Start your training early and build your aerobic fitness to ensure you hit the pavement this spring ready to ride! Registered Bike Rally Participants, join us for free spin classes at the Central YMCA.

Every Thursday from 7:30 to 8:30pm, and Sunday from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm, from now until April 28, 2019.

There are just 22 bikes available so please Register for each class at least 2 hours in advance. (The Y requires this attendance list.)

If you have registered a bike but no longer plan to attend, please Cancel Order via My Tickets so your bike can be freed up for others. Click on the My Tickets link at the top right of the confirmation or reminder email to login to your account on the Eventbrite website. Cancellation is not available on the Eventbrite mobile app.

A few notes:

  • arrive 15-20 minutes ahead of the class and proceed down the stairs on the left after walking in the front doors
  • check in with the Bike Rally coordinator and sign the log book on your way to the locker rooms; you may be asked to present photo ID

  • bring your own lock and towel or rent one from the Y at $2.00 eachbags, coats and boots are not permitted in the fitness spaces

  • once changed, take the long staircase to the second landing, pass through the weight room door and find the spin studio on the left

  • spin bikes have two-sided pedals: toe cages on one side permit the use of any kind of athletic shoe or sneaker; SPD clips on the other side fit compatible cycling shoes, to give you the most efficient, powerful and safest ride

Nov
25
Sun
Spinning at the Central Y @ Central YMCA
Nov 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Want a fun way to connect with fellow riders? Start your training early and build your aerobic fitness to ensure you hit the pavement this spring ready to ride! Registered Bike Rally Participants, join us for free spin classes at the Central YMCA.

Every Thursday from 7:30 to 8:30pm, and Sunday from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm, from now until April 28, 2019.

There are just 22 bikes available so please Register for each class at least 2 hours in advance. (The Y requires this attendance list.)

If you have registered a bike but no longer plan to attend, please Cancel Order via My Tickets so your bike can be freed up for others. Click on the My Tickets link at the top right of the confirmation or reminder email to login to your account on the Eventbrite website. Cancellation is not available on the Eventbrite mobile app.

A few notes:

  • arrive 15-20 minutes ahead of the class and proceed down the stairs on the left after walking in the front doors
  • check in with the Bike Rally coordinator and sign the log book on your way to the locker rooms; you may be asked to present photo ID

  • bring your own lock and towel or rent one from the Y at $2.00 eachbags, coats and boots are not permitted in the fitness spaces

  • once changed, take the long staircase to the second landing, pass through the weight room door and find the spin studio on the left

  • spin bikes have two-sided pedals: toe cages on one side permit the use of any kind of athletic shoe or sneaker; SPD clips on the other side fit compatible cycling shoes, to give you the most efficient, powerful and safest ride

Nov
29
Thu
Spinning at the Central Y @ Central YMCA
Nov 29 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Want a fun way to connect with fellow riders? Start your training early and build your aerobic fitness to ensure you hit the pavement this spring ready to ride! Registered Bike Rally Participants, join us for free spin classes at the Central YMCA.

Every Thursday from 7:30 to 8:30pm, and Sunday from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm, from now until April 28, 2019.

There are just 22 bikes available so please Register for each class at least 2 hours in advance. (The Y requires this attendance list.)

If you have registered a bike but no longer plan to attend, please Cancel Order via My Tickets so your bike can be freed up for others. Click on the My Tickets link at the top right of the confirmation or reminder email to login to your account on the Eventbrite website. Cancellation is not available on the Eventbrite mobile app.

A few notes:

  • arrive 15-20 minutes ahead of the class and proceed down the stairs on the left after walking in the front doors
  • check in with the Bike Rally coordinator and sign the log book on your way to the locker rooms; you may be asked to present photo ID

  • bring your own lock and towel or rent one from the Y at $2.00 eachbags, coats and boots are not permitted in the fitness spaces

  • once changed, take the long staircase to the second landing, pass through the weight room door and find the spin studio on the left

  • spin bikes have two-sided pedals: toe cages on one side permit the use of any kind of athletic shoe or sneaker; SPD clips on the other side fit compatible cycling shoes, to give you the most efficient, powerful and safest ride

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

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