Calendar

May
30
Wed
Convo with a Chiro @ Toronto PWA Foundation
May 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Endurance training is a vital aspect of your Bike Rally preparation, as well as a great way to stay active. But sometimes it can cause muscular imbalances that may lead to aches and pains, or worse, a full-blown injury. During this interactive session, Dr. Donald Littlewood will speak to the common issues he’s treated on the Bike Rally, and offer some great suggestions for injury prevention and conditioning.

Proactive injury prevention is a commonly overlooked aspect of training, and it applies equally to first-time participants and veterans. Be sure to attend this valuable seminar as a way to support and enhance your Bike Rally training!

Dr. Donald is a chiropractor and acupuncturist practicing in downtown Toronto. He has been a Bike Rally Wellness Crew volunteer twice (2016 and 2017), the first time as a member of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College Team (CMCC) providing care to riders and crew.

Jun
4
Mon
The BIG Meeting @ The 519
Jun 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Attention all Bike Rally Crew, 1-Day and 6-Day Riders! Come to The 519 on June 4th and learn all about this year’s 20th Anniversary Friends for Life Bike Rally – things like our new Departure location, arrival plans for Port Hope, what will be on offer in Kingston, new Montreal accommodations, and much, much more.
You’ll be able to complete any outstanding paperwork, meet your Team Leads and team mates (if you haven’t yet), pose questions to Steering Committee members, and hear directly from a PWA speaker about how your commitment and hard work is making a huge difference in the lives of so many.
Additionally, from 8:30PM we’ll be at The Lodge at O’Grady’s (518 Church Street at Maitland) for a post-meeting social.
Sep
25
Tue
PWA Annual General Meeting @ PWA
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sep
26
Wed
2019 Volunteer Call-to-Action Meeting @ Toronto PWA Foundation
Sep 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Come out and learn about how to get involved in a leadership role for the 2019 Bike Rally!

Dec
12
Wed
First Year Orientation Seminar @ Toronto People With AIDS Foundation
Dec 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

If you’re a first year Rider to the Friends For Life Bike Rally, this seminar is for you. Come learn about the work done by PWA, the support available to you as a new Rider, and the logistics to start thinking about for the Ride.

Dec
16
Sun
Invasion of the Santas @ Church Street
Dec 16 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Feb
20
Wed
First Year Orientation Seminar @ Toronto People With AIDS Foundation
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

If you’re a first year Rider to the Friends For Life Bike Rally, this seminar is for you. Come learn about the work done by PWA, the support available to you as a new Rider, and the logistics to start thinking about for the Ride.

Mar
20
Wed
CMCC Injury Prevention Series @ Toronto People With AIDS Foundation
Mar 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Bike Rally has had a close partnership with the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) for the past 7 years, and they will continue to have your back on the Bike Rally this year, as well as before the rally, helping riders and crew deal with aches and pains that crop up on the road. Be proactive and try to help prevent some of those aches and pains.
Please join Dr’s Donald Littlewood, Laura Thompson, Brian Wright, Janet D’Arcy and Jason Bonar for a series of information sessions on common cycling injuries, treatment and prevention strategies. All of our sessions will be facilitated by former CMCC Bike Rally interns, who are now practicing in the GTA. Our session on Wednesday, March 20th will cover neck and upper back pain associated with cycling. Come and learn about prehab and rehab strategies to treat neck and upper back pain associated with riding. The following sessions on April 17th, May 15th and June 12th will cover low back pain, knee pain and arm and hand injuries.
Mar
23
Sat
Bike Rally Expo! @ PWA
Mar 23 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm

The Bike Rally Expo is a one day event to check off some of those required seminars: the First Year Orientation and the Flat Fix Seminar. There will also be a speaker from HEAL Nutrition to talk about how you should manage your diet as you increase your training, as well as what to eat and drink on the bike.

The First Year Orientation and Flat Fix Seminars will be run twice each, at 10:45 and 12:30, and the Nutrition Seminar at 2pm. This will also be an opportunity for riders to try on the jerseys to make sure you get the sizing right. This all goes down at PWA at 200 Gerrard Street East on Saturday, March 23.

Mar
30
Sat
Outdoor Training Kick-Off at Sweet Pete’s @ Sweet Pete's Bike Shop
Mar 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our good friends at Sweet Pete’s will be hosting a training kick-off evening for Bike Rally participants on Saturday, March 30, 6:00pm – 9:00pm at their store at 1204 Bloor Street West. They will run short 15 minute sessions on:

  • how to fix a flat;
  • how to estimate a good bike fit; and
  • advice on gear and apparel.

Come out to catch up with your Bike Rally family, pick up any gear you might be missing to start your outdoor training, and brush up your bike knowledge from the experts at Sweet Pete’s. Whether you’re new to the Bike Rally or a seasoned veteran, there’s something for everyone to get you ready to hit the road. Sweet Pete’s will also be providing 20% off parts and accessories (excluding Garmin), and 10% off bikes.


Sweet Pete's Bike Shop logoSweet Pete’s Bike Shops have been long-time supporters with over 10 years of engagement with the Bike Rally. From amazing support the week of the Ride from Road Support mechanics to lots of in-store discounts on cycling merchandise. Sweet Pete’s is there to support you on your Friends For Life Bike Rally journey.

www.sweetpetes.com
t: (416) 533-4481