"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 in 1999 as a 6-day, 660 km bike ride from Toronto to Montréal . Later the Bike Rally introduced a 1-day, 110 km bike ride from Toronto to Port Hope, and 3-Day ride from Kingston to Montréal. Now in its 22nd year, the Bike Rally has engaged over 5000 participants as cyclists and crew and has raised over $18 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!
August 9, 2020
1 day, 110km cycling journey from Toronto to Port Hope.
August 12-14, 2020
3 day, 313km cycling journey from Kingston to Montréal.
August 9-14, 2020
6 day, 600km cycling adventure from Toronto to Montréal.
TRAINING RIDE ROUTES & MAPS
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
JOIN THE CREW
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 Sunday from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm and Thursday from 7:00 to 8:00pm, beginning Sunday, December 1 until Sunday, April 26, 2020.
There are just 20 bikes available so please Register for each class at least 1 hour 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 each – bags, 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