PWA Love Bowl @ Bowlerama West
Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Get an early start on your fundraising at this 7th annual pledge-based bowl-a-thon to raise funds to support programs and services at PWA. Bowlerama West5429 Dundas St W, Toronto Use the LOVE BOWL to help reach your fundraising goal.

2016 Steering Committee Debrief & 2017 Orientation
Oct 15 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

All 2016 Steering Committee members and 2017 Steering Committee members invited. The morning will be focused on sharing learnings from the 2016 event. The afternoon will be and orientation with goal setting for the upcoming year.

First Year Orientation
Nov 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

So you just signed up for your first Bike Rally as a Rider or Crew, now what? Maybe you’ve seen the pictures of the awesome experience and want to know more? Join Nora and Walter as they help get you on your way!

If you’re a past Rider or Crew, bring a family member or friend and help recruit for our 19th year!

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Bike Rally Holiday Launch Party
Nov 25 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Ring and ride in the season of giving by helping us launch the 2017 PWA Friends For Life Bike Rally now entering its 19th year! Make this the year you take the adventure of being a Rider or Crew and come out to learn more about the event that has raised millions of dollars for people living with HIV/AIDS in Toronto! Come spend some holiday time with us!
Remember to bring a non-perishable food item for the Essentials Market!

Nov 29 all day

GivingTuesday is a National Giving Day
Most people know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday  …now GivingTuesday is coming to Canada on November 29, 2016.
It is a new Canadian movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Cyber Monday. The “Opening day of the giving season,” it is a day where charities, companies and individuals join together to share commitments, rally for favourite causes and think about others.

World AIDS Day
Dec 1 all day

World AIDS Day is held on the 1st December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day, held for the first time in 1988.

Team Selection
Jan 11 @ 12:00 pm – Jan 13 @ 5:00 pm

As a rider in PWA’s Friends For Life Bike Rally, you have the opportunity to choose whose team you will be part of for the Bike Rally. Your Team Leaders are fellow dedicated to checking in on your training progress, passing on important information for your Bike Rally experience and most importantly, helping to make the Bike Rally a fun and safe event. As posted in the last Bike Rally Bulletin, team selection will be open between January 11th to 13th and every rider that registers before January 11th will have the option of choosing which team they will join.

Meet the Team Leaders that have volunteered their time this year. Visit:

If you have any questions, please contact the 2017 Team Lead Co-Leads
Stephanie and Cam

20th Anniversary Kick-Off Celebration @ Toronto People with AIDS Foundation
Feb 10 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Coming home. Celebrating together.

Join your Friends For Life Bike Rally family on Saturday February 10th and celebrate our history and connection to the Toronto People with AIDS Foundation.
Drop in, say hello, relive some of the early Bike Rally days, and celebrate our 20th year!

Cash bar will be available, plus entertainment, photo collages from years past, and some big announcements about this year’s Rally! PLUS a lucky SHIFT UP! ticket holder will find themselves with $1250 towards their fundraising goal! SHIFT UP Tickets are $10 and available by contacting

Please enter through the first floor essentials market: 194 Gerrard St E. Can’t wait to see you!

Outdoor Training Kick-Off at Sweet Pete’s @ Sweet Pete's Bike Shop
Apr 7 @ 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, April 7, 6:00 – 9:00 pm at 1204 Bloor Street West. They will run short 15 minute sessions on:

  • fixing flats,
  • how to estimate a good bike fit, and
  • advice on gear and apparel.

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.
t: (416) 533-4481

Outdoor Training Kick-Off: F4LBR Cycle Solutions Social @ Cycle Solutions - Parliament Street
Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

In conjunction with the Bike Rally’s Kick-Off to the outdoor training season, our friends at Cycle Solutions are hosting an F4LBR Social.

Join us for:

  • Food and drink – beer provided by our friend Dwayne from Highlander Brew Co.
  • Door Prizes
  • Specialized Bike Fundraising Incentive draw!

Cycle Solutions        Highlander Brew Co. logo

See event flyer here